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.
  • FMI Partners with IFPTI to Provide Allergen Awareness Training for Retailers

    Dec 6, 2018
    According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), approximately 15 million people in the United States suffer from food allergies. In the last decade, the prevalence of reported food allergies has significantly increased with an estimated ...
  • 5 Facts to Help with your FDA Facility Registration Renewal

    Nov 26, 2018
    It’s that time again. It’s Q4 of 2018 which means that food facilities must renew their registration with the FDA. Renewal of facility registration occurs during Q4—October 1 through December 31—of even numbered years. If you haven’t done so already,...
  • Preventing Unwelcome Guests at Your Holiday Table

    Nov 20, 2018
    Forty-six million turkeys are consumed each Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation, but the centerpiece for the family meal currently under scrutiny due to an ongoing investigation and multi-state outbreak of a multi-drug ...
  • How to Get Started with the SQF Food Safety Code for Retail

    Nov 19, 2018
    Today’s consumers are more educated about the food they’re providing their families and require more information about the quality of their food. Heightened consumer demand for increased food safety assurances starts with retailers providing ...
  • With Passion and Purpose: Food Safety Educators Gather in March

    Nov 6, 2018
    March 2019 marks not only National Nutrition Month but also the kick-off of the 7thconsumer food safety education conference sponsored by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education....
  • Accomplish Transparency In Food Safety

    Oct 4, 2018
    To protect consumers, retailers are now expecting more from their supplier’s food safety and quality processes. We believe one way to accomplish this is to be transparent about your food safety and quality programs by implementing a rigorous food ...
  • Retailers Stay Within the Circle of Trust with Food Safety

    Sep 12, 2018
    Year after year, FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report shows consumers consistently trust their grocery store when it comes to food safety. This year, 93 percent of shoppers trust their grocery store to ensure the food they purchase is safe. No ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Featured in Times Square

    Sep 7, 2018
    To kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month™, this new infographic with the message "More Matters at the Table and On Your Plate" appeared in Times Square on September 4. This represents a unique collaboration to combine the September ...
  • FMI Kicks-Off National Family Meals Month™

    Aug 31, 2018
    FMI and AFFI staff kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month with a staff family potluck ...
  • A Standard of Identity Crisis

    Aug 30, 2018
    This transient nature of vocabulary – where words can shift and take on additional definitions or shades of meaning -- is becoming a significant issue in the world of food ...
  • The 10,000 Mile FMI Food Safety Summer Tour

    Aug 14, 2018
    As I reflect on my 10,640-mile, three-month journey, I realized that food retailers play a crucial global leadership role to advance food safety knowledge. Attending these events not only expanded my knowledge of technical food safety content, but I ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI's Food Safety Team Attends International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting

    Aug 3, 2018
    At this year’s International Association of Food Protection in Salt Lake City Utah, Ashley Eisenbeiser, director of food and product safety, Food Marketing Institute, moderated a session discussing how retailers effectively communicate food safety ...
  • Meeting Food Safety Standards: Not Impossible for Emerging Companies

    Jul 20, 2018
    As an emerging brand, you’re almost ready to move your product to the next stage of assembly. You worked hard to guarantee its greatness and ensure the packaging catches the consumer’s eye. Production is set to ramp up now that you landed the ...
  • Photo Friday: A Visit To H-E-B

    Jun 29, 2018
    Food Marketing Institute's President and CEO, Leslie G. Sarasin, and Chief Food and Product Safety Officer, Senior Vice President of Food Safety Programs, Hilary Thesmar, visited Craig Boyan, president of H-E-B, last week....
  • FMI Summer Blockbuster Preview, the Sequels and the Trilogy

    Jun 20, 2018
    Maybe I am a little “old-school,” but when I go to the movies I still try to get to my seat (with my popcorn) in plenty of time to see the previews of upcoming movies. And, I always look forward to seeing what is coming to a theater near me during ...