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.
  • Proactive Strategies to Boost Fresh Foods' Safety

    Oct 18, 2019
    Achieving fresh foods safety can sometimes feel like a game of whack-a-mole. That’s because retailers and suppliers are often forced to react to food safety ongoing outbreaks and ...
  • Food Safety, Technology and Regulatory Decision Making at the FDA

    Oct 15, 2019
    At this year’s biennial FDA Science Forum, scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and academia shared cutting-edge food safety research to update the general public on important work being conducted to protect public health. The ...
  • FMI Food Safety Innovation Award – Recognizing Excellence in Food Safety

    Oct 7, 2019
    Food Safety Innovation Award nominations are now being accepted and are due by November 1, 2019. Presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the FMI Food Safety Committee Meeting on January 24, 2020, in Phoenix, AZ. ...
  • Past is Prologue: Working with a New Congress to Pass the USMCA

    Sep 9, 2019
    There are 89 freshman House members in the 116thCongress and nine new Senators. Most, if not all these individuals, have not voted on a trade agreement in any context and many come from professions where the impacts and benefits of trade would not ...
  • Life on the Verge of a Meltdown – Personalizing Shopping with a Toddler

    Aug 20, 2019
    Grocery shopping with a toddler is like shopping with a ticking time bomb. You have a finite amount of time to get your shopping completed before the inevitable meltdown ...
  • “Safe Recipe Style Guide” Reaches Costa Rica

    Aug 16, 2019
    Auto Mercado, a grocery chain in Costa Rica, began using the Safe Recipe Style Guide in its stores. Auto Mercado worked with its nutrition and marketing team to include the Safe Recipe Style Guidemessages in store recipes and translated the ...
  • Food Safety Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    Aug 7, 2019
    Food retailers are frequently at the forefront of introducing emerging technologies that help protect public health. Yet, artificial intelligence and machine learning cannot solve all food safety problems by ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI President and CEO Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Press Conference to Urge Passage of USMCA

    Jul 26, 2019
    The USMCA takes a very good trade agreement and makes it better by bringing it into the 21st century. It maintains and secures the existing supply chain, resulting in continued growth in U.S. food and beverage exports and strengthens our food safety ...
  • Are You Ready for Barry?

    Jul 11, 2019
    As we collaborate on this post, the current storm in the Gulf of Mexico has just been deemed Tropical Storm Barry by the National Weather Service. That classification may change, and the potential impact of the storm is shifting rapidly; however, we ...
  • FMI Food Safety Takeaways from IFT19

    Jun 18, 2019
    Earlier this month, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) held their annual convention in New Orleans, Louisiana to promote advances in food science with approximately 20,000 conference attendees. Here are a few key highlights from my week at ...
  • Recommendations for Food Retailers and Wholesalers on Sourcing Leafy Greens

    Jun 13, 2019
    Some things are out of our control, but as a big believer to control what we can, the food and product safety team along with the FMI Food Protection Committee have put together a plan and Recommended Food Safety Practices for Leafy Greens to help ...
  • In Defense of Food

    Jun 12, 2019
    Because of the uncertainty of the world we live in, there has been an increase emphasis on food defense to protect the food supply from these intentional acts intended to cause harm. Food and product contamination can occur at any point in the ...
  • FDA Support of the Product Code Date Label Initiative

    Jun 10, 2019
    Frank Yiannis, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deputy commissioner of food policy and response, gave FMI’s and GMA’s joint initiative urging industry-wide adoption of standard date-label language a ringing endorsement in his recent letter to the ...
  • World Food Safety Day: There is No Food Security Without Food Safety

    Jun 5, 2019
    FMI and SQFI support World Food Safety Day because it promotes awareness of the importance of food safety and inspires actions for safer food. We encourage you to participate in World Food Safety Day raise awareness around food safety at all levels ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI Members Visit Salinas, CA

    May 24, 2019
    Members from FMI’s Food Protection Committee along with FMI’s Food Safety and SQFI teams traveled to Salinas, CA to get a better understanding of the current food safety practices of various leafy greens growers and produce processing ...