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.
  • Making Memories with Safe Family Meals

    Sep 27, 2021
    Whether a meal is made from scratch, a meal kit or pantry staples, it’s not the recipe that matters. It’s the family meal and memories that matter. And with a greater emphasis on family meals at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been ...
  • Coming Together for Food Safety through Prevention and Collaboration

    Sep 21, 2021
    The food industry proudly—and safely—feeds families across the nation with nutritious and wholesome items. Collaboration across the entire supply chain is a key part of making that happen through the prevention of foodborne ...
  • Prep Yourself with Food Safety this September

    Sep 2, 2021
    September is a time of celebration as we highlight the importance of family meals and food safety for National Family Meals Month and National Food Safety Education ...
  • Heavy Metals in Baby and Toddler Foods Explored at the FMI Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Conference

    Aug 12, 2021
    As the food industry returns to some degree of normalcy, we are seeing renewed attention on a number of pre-pandemic issues. One of these topics is heavy metals in food, particularly those foods designed for infants and ...
  • Research Insights into Consumer Food Safety Behaviors

    Aug 2, 2021
    The food industry works hard to protect public health and ensure the safety of the food supply is maintained from the farm to manufacturing sites to retail and to the family dinner table. While consumers believe that food safety is a collective ...
  • The Most Powerful Tool in the Kitchen

    Jul 13, 2021
    A sanitized and calibrated food thermometer is arguably the most powerful tool in the kitchen because of its ability to reliably verify a product’s safety against pathogenic ...
  • The Comfort Factor: How an SQF-Certified Baked Goods Company Assures Its Retail Partners

    Jun 4, 2021
    As we gear up to celebrate World Food Safety Day, June 7, 2021, we look at the important relationship between food suppliers and retailers and the responsibility food safety professionals have to assure food moves safely through the supply ...
  • SQF Excellence Awards: Coming Together to Recognize Food Safety Leaders

    Jun 1, 2021
    Annually, SQFI celebrates the success of our global community through the SQF Excellence Awards Program, which highlights the accomplishments, passion and leadership of food safety auditors and practitioners who have gone above and beyond to foster ...
  • Kids Cook Up a Healthy Tomorrow

    May 28, 2021
    The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) put a call out to kids and teens to join in a recipe contest, and from all across the country, they responded. As part of the Young Cooks Recipe Challenge, these aspiring chefs were asked to create ...
  • A Conversation with FDA about Tech-Enabled Traceability

    May 13, 2021
    FDA has launched a new quarterly podcast series that will examine the various aspects of the Agency’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. FMI’s Hilary Thesmar, chief food and product safety officer and SVP, food safety programs was invited to ...
  • Grocers Kept America Fed Throughout the Pandemic Despite Major Challenges

    May 7, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every facet of our lives since the first cases appeared in the United States late last winter, so it’s no surprise that it’s had a major impact on what Americans are eating and where they’re getting their ...
  • The Next Hot Topic: Social Justice and Food

    May 3, 2021
    The whole world is anticipating, yearning, and preparing for the day when the COVID-19 pandemic does not dominate the horizon of our life considerations. From a food industry perspective, part of that involves speculating which pandemic-tinged ...
  • FDA says E. coli in Leafy Greens is a ‘Reasonably Foreseeable Hazard’ – What does that mean?

    Apr 19, 2021
    Leafy greens outbreaks have a long history. From 2009 – 2018 there have been 40 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreaks linked to leafy greens accounting for 1,212 illnesses, 77 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, and 8 deaths. Of these, ...
  • Natural Disaster Preparedness Resources

    Apr 16, 2021
    Each year, hurricanes, tornados, winter storms, floods, fires and a variety of other natural disasters take place, putting food, water and essential energy supplies at risk. Even during pandemics like COVID-19, retailers must consider how to keep ...
  • FMI Food Protection Committee Establishes 2021 Food Safety Initiatives

    Mar 24, 2021
    FMI’s Food Protection Committee (FPC) establishes annual initiatives to focus work, allow for resource allocation and highlight food safety issues that are topical and need industry collaboration for improvement. This year, the initiatives for the ...