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.
  • A Tale of Two Years: A Look at The Food Retail Industry in 2019 and Early 2020

    Oct 14, 2020
    The most recent The Food Retailing Industry Speaks report identifies a striking similarity between ”A Tale of Two Cities” and a tale of two years, 2019 and 2020, for the food industry. Both relay the story of how stark change and challenging times ...
  • Consumers Need Help Cooking Frozen Foods

    Oct 2, 2020
    On September 23, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a press release highlighting new consumer research on the preparation of frozen ...
  • A Fly on The Wall: A Look at The Food Industry’s Performance

    Sep 30, 2020
    FMI is about to release our 71st annual The Food Retailing Industry Speaks report, which tracks operations and strategic initiatives of the food retail industry. This year’s Speaks report reviews performance for 2019, but it also incorporates ...
  • FMI SafeMark® Offers Remote CFPM Assessment Tool

    Sep 22, 2020
    FMI is proud to strengthen food safety education and culture across the entire retail industry, and we are delighted to support our members in keeping the food supply ...
  • Water is Foundational to Our Food System and Economy

    Aug 31, 2020
    Water is not just for safety and cleanliness. Water is foundational to our food system as well as to our world’s economy. According to McKinsey & Company’s recent article water is as important to the world’s economy as oil or data....
  • A Millennial Declaration to Strengthen Family Meals

    Aug 27, 2020
    At the intersection of health and well-being and food safety, the Family Meals Movement signifies community service, inclusion, respect and a drive to build a brighter future ...
  • The Future of Food Safety Auditing

    Aug 18, 2020
    Food safety continues to grow in importance to the American consumer, and so grows the importance of well-trained food safety auditors. We wants to ensure there are well-trained auditors for years to come, so the FMI Foundation in partnership with ...
  • Making Food Safety Training Accessible to All

    Aug 10, 2020
    Food safety training and certification has been established as a key activity to reduce the risk of preventable foodborne ...
  • How to Create a Safe Recipe

    Aug 3, 2020
    Consumers are more likely to follow food safety instructions if they are embedded within the recipe. To further enhance this behavior, the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is sponsoring the inaugural 30-Minute Meals Safe Recipe Contest ...
  • Champions Among Us, Working for You

    Jul 24, 2020
    Undoubtedly, there are countless heroes who have and will emerge from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially throughout the food industry. You likely know of a few and may have even witnessed their extraordinary feats first-hand. It is of utmost ...
  • SQF Code Edition 9: Your Input on The Next Step in Global Food Safety

    Jul 15, 2020
    Food retailers play a critical role in influencing food safety protocols and expectations between food manufacturers and ...
  • 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 ...