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.
  • 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 www.FamilyMealsMovement.org. 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....
  • How Skogen’s Festival Foods Created an Award-Winning Food Safety Culture

    Mar 11, 2020
    At our 2020 Midwinter Executive Conference, we honored Skogen’s Festival Foods with the FMI Food Safety Innovation Award. Festival Foods has demonstrated a responsibility to strengthening its food safety culture using a multi-pronged ...
  • How Is the Grocery Supply Chain Responding to Coronavirus?

    Mar 11, 2020
    We live in a global economy, which is evident every day in the aisles of a grocery store. In times of crisis, most notably the current situation with increasing cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., shoppers are taking control of their environment – and ...
  • The 2020 Strategic Playbook For The Food Industry

    Mar 9, 2020
    FMI and Oliver Wyman’s annual journal publication Boardroom provides a starting point. In fact, volume 5 of the journal is a strategic playbook for the emerging issues a food retailer or supplier should be discussing in their boardrooms—that’s how ...
  • What Shoppers Say About Produce Packaging

    Mar 5, 2020
    Shoppers are pushing back on plastic waste, but many consumers do recognize packaging can be important when it comes to product shelf life, food safety, in-store conditions, product information, portability and more. This is particularly true for ...
  • Coronavirus Dual-Preparedness Mode

    Mar 3, 2020
    I have a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol sitting on my desk at work. It’s half-full, and I’ve used it more in the last two weeks than the last two years. I am also washing my hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. ...
  • What is Key To a Safe Food Supply? Collaboration.

    Feb 11, 2020
    The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) invited FMI to a meeting to develop data-driven goals for the Healthy People 2030 initiative, a national effort that sets objectives to improve the health and well-being of all people in the United ...
  • The Food Industry’s 2020 Retail Food Safety Priorities

    Feb 10, 2020
    The food industry is entering a new, critical food marketplace that’s focused on advancing technology, digitalization and information sharing. FMI organized a meeting with the FMI Food Protection Committee to set this year’s top food safety ...
  • What’s In A Brand?

    Jan 21, 2020
    Life is full of circumstances and situations that prompt us to evaluate our personal brand and make necessary changes, adapting to a new position or setting by shifting our brand. Sometimes these involve small adjustments and sometimes we must ...