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FDAFDA Proposes Redesign of Human Foods Program

By Food Safety Tech Staff

In response to the findings of an external evaluation of the FDA Human Foods program conducted by the Reagan-Udall Foundation, FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs Robert M. Califf, M.D., has announced a proposal for a unified Human Foods Program that would combine the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) and certain functions of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) under one leader.

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Rick Farrell, PlantToursImproving Communication on the Food Plant Floor

By Rick Farrell, PlantTours

Incorporating new communication tools and strategies can boost job satisfaction, worker safety and the efficacy of your training programs.


Walter BrandlAsk the Expert: Walter Brandl

Walter Brandl, Regional Director of Chemistry, North America, at Mérieux Nutrisciences, shares the experiences that prepared him for a career in food contamination detection and determination, and looks at the evolving role of third-party testing in food safety.

Wendy Wade WhiteMaximize Your Pest Control Program

By Wendy Wade White,
Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership,
Georgia Institute of Technology

Leaving your pest control program solely in the hands of a third-party provider can increase your risk of both infestations and inspection violations. Here we look at common nonconformances and offer tips to help better manage the performance of your pest control provider and internal processes to ensure your facility is protected from pests.

Maintaining Data Security in Plant OperationsMaintaining Data Security in Plant Operations

By Matthew Taylor and Tony Giles, NSF

Increased cybersecurity breaches across all sectors have proven that no industry is immune to attacks. With food companies responsible for food safety, a smooth supply chain and confidential formulation protection, they need to know how to protect their data and assets. NSF experts break down what food companies need to know about cybersecurity and what they can do to increase data protection.


FSMAOvercoming Challenges of the New FSMA Traceability Rule

The FSMA Traceability rule is ushering a new era of regulations, opportunities and challenges for the food industry. Join Sara Bratager, Food Traceability & Food Safety Scientist with IFT, Melanie Neumann, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Matrix Sciences, and Shawn Stevens, Food Safety Attorney with the Food Safety Counsel, as we examine some of the more ambiguous exemptions of the new rule and provide solutions to the key supply chain challenges companies are likely to face.

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Chris DownsIFT’s Chris Downs Named Director of Australian Food and Beverage Accelerator

By Food Safety Tech Staff

The Trailblazer program is part of a $150 million effort to boost growth and innovation in Australia’s food and beverage industry.

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