Food Safety

Our Voice of Food Retail blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food retail industry.

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93% of shoppers

trust their grocery store to ensure food purchased is safe
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  • With Passion and Purpose: Food Safety Educators Gather in March

    Nov 6, 2018
    March 2019 marks not only National Nutrition Month but also the kick-off of the 7thconsumer food safety education conference sponsored by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education....
  • Accomplish Transparency In Food Safety

    Oct 4, 2018
    To protect consumers, retailers are now expecting more from their supplier’s food safety and quality processes. We believe one way to accomplish this is to be transparent about your food safety and quality programs by implementing a rigorous food ...
  • Retailers Stay Within the Circle of Trust with Food Safety

    Sep 12, 2018
    Year after year, FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report shows consumers consistently trust their grocery store when it comes to food safety. This year, 93 percent of shoppers trust their grocery store to ensure the food they purchase is safe. No ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Featured in Times Square

    Sep 7, 2018
    To kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month™, this new infographic with the message "More Matters at the Table and On Your Plate" appeared in Times Square on September 4. This represents a unique collaboration to combine the September ...
  • FMI Kicks-Off National Family Meals Month™

    Aug 31, 2018
    FMI and AFFI staff kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month with a staff family potluck ...
  • A Standard of Identity Crisis

    Aug 30, 2018
    This transient nature of vocabulary – where words can shift and take on additional definitions or shades of meaning -- is becoming a significant issue in the world of food ...
  • The 10,000 Mile FMI Food Safety Summer Tour

    Aug 14, 2018
    As I reflect on my 10,640-mile, three-month journey, I realized that food retailers play a crucial global leadership role to advance food safety knowledge. Attending these events not only expanded my knowledge of technical food safety content, but I ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI's Food Safety Team Attends International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting

    Aug 3, 2018
    At this year’s International Association of Food Protection in Salt Lake City Utah, Ashley Eisenbeiser, director of food and product safety, Food Marketing Institute, moderated a session discussing how retailers effectively communicate food safety ...
  • Meeting Food Safety Standards: Not Impossible for Emerging Companies

    Jul 20, 2018
    As an emerging brand, you’re almost ready to move your product to the next stage of assembly. You worked hard to guarantee its greatness and ensure the packaging catches the consumer’s eye. Production is set to ramp up now that you landed the ...
  • Photo Friday: A Visit To H-E-B

    Jun 29, 2018
    Food Marketing Institute's President and CEO, Leslie G. Sarasin, and Chief Food and Product Safety Officer, Senior Vice President of Food Safety Programs, Hilary Thesmar, visited Craig Boyan, president of H-E-B, last week....
  • FMI Summer Blockbuster Preview, the Sequels and the Trilogy

    Jun 20, 2018
    Maybe I am a little “old-school,” but when I go to the movies I still try to get to my seat (with my popcorn) in plenty of time to see the previews of upcoming movies. And, I always look forward to seeing what is coming to a theater near me during ...
  • Fundamentals Programs for Food Manufacturing and Primary Producers

    Jun 18, 2018
    SQFI released their Fundamentals Program for Food Manufacturing and the Fundamentals Program for Primary Producers. Each program has both basic and intermediate levels, and provides a step-by-step approach to improve food safety management....
  • A Model Collaboration to Address a Significant Public Health Problem Ends with Some Major Wins

    Jun 8, 2018
    Food and food handlers have been linked to a number of Norovirus outbreaks over the past decades. In fact, food handlers infected with Norovirus are responsible for 70% of reported Norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food (CDC)....
  • 5 Ways to Engage with Customers on Food Safety

    May 22, 2018
    Memorial Day weekend signals that summer is here and the grilling season has officially started. This week families will head to their local grocery store or place a special online order to stock up on this season’s cookout supplies, and food ...
  • Technology Reinvents Retail − From Supply Chain to Store Shelves

    May 18, 2018
    In today’s food retail environment, emerging technologies − from blockchain to Internet of Things (IoT) − are beginning to produce clear gains. Retailers are leveraging new technologies to enhance aspects including supply chain, food safety, and ...