Food Safety

Our Voice of Food Retail blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food retail industry.

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  • Top 3 Reasons to attend SafeMark’s Train-the-Trainer Workshop

    Jan 13, 2015
    Latest training materials, become a Certified Food Protection Manager and more all at the SafeMark Train-the-Trainer workshop....
  • Champions for Food Safety

    Dec 8, 2014
    Last week I had the pleasure of attending the National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference where several hundred food safety educators, researchers and public health leaders gathered to discuss the newest concepts and tactics to promote ...
  • FSMA Series: Supplemental Proposed Rules

    Dec 2, 2014
    This is the last blog post in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) series, and I thought it was only appropriate to end with the most recent updates on FSMA implementation. It’s quite rare for an agency to republish proposed rules and the ...
  • 4 Features of the New SafeMark Manager eLearning Course

    Nov 25, 2014
    The four new learning features of the training are just some of the changes that improve the learning experience, while equipping food managers with innovative tools to reduce the risk of foodborne illness and meet regulatory requirements. In ...
  • FSMA Series: Produce Safety Rule

    Nov 20, 2014
    SMA requires FDA to regulate what occurs on a farm. As one can imagine, the proposed rule has created significant controversy....
  • FSMA Series: Foreign Supplier Verification Program

    Nov 10, 2014
    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), for the first time, includes changes related to foreign supplier verification that will affect importers of foreign food. TheForeign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) will fundamentally change the way ...
  • FSMA Series: The Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA)

    Nov 7, 2014
    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) includes changes related to sanitary transportation that will affect retailers and wholesalers with distribution centers; and retailers and wholesalers with distribution centers and truck fleets. The Food and ...
  • FSMA Series: Preventive Controls Plan

    Nov 6, 2014
    Included in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a mandate that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require comprehensive, science-based preventive controls for food facilities that process, pack or hold food regulated by FDA. It does ...
  • Food Safety In the Produce Aisle

    Oct 15, 2014
    Produce Safety Best Practices Guide for Retailers focuses on two main areas of produce food safety: guidance throughout the supply chain, and produce handling best practices in grocery stores....
  • Breaking Down the Beef Grinding Rule with Regulators

    Oct 2, 2014
    FMI members hosted two store tours with government officials to demonstrate food retailers’ processes for the grinding of beef and how the agency’s proposed ...