Identifying and Understanding What It Means To Be A High-Risk Facility

High-risk facilities are picked out from the food industry by the FDA. These choices are determined through the evaluation of certain distinguishing factors that put a facility and its food in greater danger of having a food safety issue. The factors are each identified in section 421(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.1 For your convenience, we took the factors and listed them below so you can get a better idea of what may bump your facility into the high-risk category.


Get Wired [The Future of Food, Technology, and Where You Fit In]

While we are not quite at the point where we have talking robots dropping off food at our door, that reality is not far away. Even without automated delivery, the strides taken in incorporating technology to the food industry are fascinating, and all are aimed at giving customers faster, easier access to the foods you produce. Technology has integrated itself into countless industries, from fashion to music, predominantly through online shopping and digitally enabled purchases.


FSMA Preventive Controls Rule: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

When the FSMA Preventive Controls Rules were released in 2011, confusion over the intricacies and information of the rules swept the food manufacturing industry. Here’s what you need to know to ensure success as the deadlines for compliance with the FSMA Rules approach. At its core, the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule looks to regulate food manufacturing by presenting a proactive, preventive approach to food safety.


It’s Not Easy Being Green [Spinach, Sprouts, and Food-borne Illnesses]

Some of the most famous super-villains of all time were best known for their signature green color, from the Wicked Witch of the West to the Green Goblin to Frankenstein’s monster. What you probably haven’t realized is that the biggest threat of them all has been hiding right in your salad bowl for years. From iceberg lettuce to escarole, leafy greens are quickly becoming a serious food safety concern across the nation.