Articles by Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor

Food Safety: A team approach to audits must be in place

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Today’s audits are not only more complex, they are more comprehensive and demand a collaborative effort.
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Food Safety: There's a new sheriff in town

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It is imperative that processors find out as much as they can about each GFSI audit standard before making a selection.
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Food Safety: Let's get back to basics

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Lack of sanitation is the root cause of almost every food poisoning incident and a significant number of the recalls.
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Food Safety: Unwarranted consumer fears abound on TV

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Current programming underscores public misconceptions and lack of knowledge about food chemicals and pesticides.
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Food Safety: California's Proposition 65--It's time to end the hypocrisy

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The law’s intent may have been good, but enforcement has created problems for food processors.
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Food Safety: In preventive maintenance, little things mean a lot

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Ignoring small parts such as gaskets, valves, clamps or connections can cause headaches.
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Food Safety: Vow to make 2010 a safer year

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More regulation is not the answer, but making vows to keep the food supply safe is a good start.
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Food Safety: Will ‘Reportable Food Registry' law make food safer?

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All processors must understand their responsibilities under this new mandate.
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Food Safety: Defensive handwashing

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Get smart about the best ways to keep workers clean and food safet.
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Food Safety: The well-dressed worker

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Proper plant attire is just one more way to help protect the food supply.
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