Category: Food Safety

Fixing the Food Industry, Part 2: Internal Audits

We are now on part two of “Bashing third party food audits will not fix the food industry…but I know what will.” Internal Audits.   Now, I’ve been gone for a while. I apologize; one of my employees actually joked with me and said, “Matt, you must have been super frustrated to start this the […]

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled…From a Single Producer

More than 200 million eggs recalled…from a single producer The scope of food safety has changed in the past decades. Once, a producer shipped their product only within a few hours distance from their facility. ‘Vertical integration’ wasn’t a concept that anyone discussed; every farmer worked their own land, and sold their own product, as […]

Origin of Outbreaks Difficult to Track

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Where does it end? To know that, the FDS first has to find where it began. The recent outbreak of E. coli has exposed flaws in the tracking of produce from growers to market. With traceability codes remaining voluntary, those producers who do not opt-in are required only to track their immediate suppliers and immediate […]