Food Safety

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

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  • Taking Action to Advance Supply Chain Food Safety

    Jul 7, 2020
    There is an old adage, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” In order to prevent these outbreaks from reoccurring, something must change, and the change has to occur industry-...
  • Free Personal Hygiene Modules for Food Retail Associates

    Jun 16, 2020
    Employees working in the grocery industry face unique food safety challenges. Because reinforcing critical food safety concepts and worker health are more important than ever, we have opened four critical SafeMark® modules for your review....
  • The Food Industry’s Role on World Food Safety Day

    Jun 5, 2020
    Food safety is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays a role in keeping food safe—from farm to fork. Please join FMI for World Food Safety Day on June 7, to honor the food safety heroes who help to protect the safety of our food supply and help ...
  • A Dreamy Strategic Plan for Midsummer

    May 18, 2020
    FMI’s Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange provides a unique strategic opportunity for trading partner collaboration to hit the reset button and together identify, prioritize and address the industry’s most pressing business issues. Through ...
  • We’re All In This Together

    Apr 30, 2020
    Since the early days of the pandemic, FMI staff have been tracking news stories recording the food industry’s responses to their communities. Our tracking is a growing spreadsheet updated daily with nearly 200 rows documenting stories of food, ...
  • Grocery Heroes: A Half Million Jobs and Counting

    Apr 29, 2020
    We know from our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends COVID-19 tracker that 25% of Americans are especially worried about having enough money to pay for food. Questions about the emerging job market have resulted in these anxieties and uncertainties ...
  • A Recipe for Safely Preparing Food at Home during COVID-19

    Apr 28, 2020
    What’s for dinner? It is one of those age-old questions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the question has evolved and it’s not just what’s for dinner, but what’s for breakfast? Lunch? Snack? Dessert?...
  • Essentially Essential: A First-Hand Account of Value Delivered

    Apr 24, 2020
    In late February, (only two weeks into the job) I was assigned to the Crisis Management Team, a cross-departmental group focused on the looming coronavirus outbreak. It was just a month after I joined the FMI team in the headquarters office that I ...
  • Keeping Food Safety Top of Mind During a Crisis

    Apr 23, 2020
    In today’s circumstances, reinforcing critical concepts of food safety, as well as worker health, are more important than ever. There are several lessons from SafeMark® Food Handler Training that provide key concepts for your staff to understand to ...
  • Together, Again… Again, Unless We’re Not: Family Meals Faces Some New Issues

    Apr 21, 2020
    We have a pulled together some COVID-19 Family Meal resources and on the Family Meals Website at Drawing on a wide variety of sources, our tip compilation runs the gamut of family meal ideas ...
  • COVID-19: Charting New Pathways of Best Practices

    Apr 16, 2020
    To support our front-line heroes across the industry, we created brief, concise, business practices guides to help our members respond to the issues that are occurring in their stores. The purpose of these documents is to provide best practices and ...
  • A Sanitation Guide for Front-Line Workers

    Apr 8, 2020
    During these extraordinary times, grocery stores must maintain a clean and sanitary facility to ensure the health and well-being of all customers and employees. Along with important community mitigation strategies, cleaning and sanitation procedures ...
  • Communicating Grocery Safety and Sanitation Practices During COVID-19

    Apr 7, 2020
    FMI has developed a new resource that could help with your internal and external communications efforts regarding worker and customer safety called Worker and Customer Safety Resources ...
  • What’s Real About Coronavirus and Food Packaging

    Mar 29, 2020
    Information around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is swirling, and each day feels like it brings more information, resources, or questions. We know shoppers may be concerned about the viability and transferability of coronavirus on food ...
  • Grocery Stores Remain Constant in Times of Need

    Mar 18, 2020
    Even amidst numerous state emergency declarations relative to mass gatherings impacting restaurants and bars, the White House re-emphasized that grocery stores will remain open during this national emergency....