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Food Safety Developments in the US, 2020-22

The year 2022 marks two years since the start of the Corona-Virus Pandemic. Multiple lockdowns have affected various industries, including the agriculture and food safety industry. At the start of the year, the FDA and USDA adopted new changes in an effort to create a “new era of food safety” plan to tackle supply chain …

Food Safety Developments in India, 2020-22

As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, countries are taking greater cognizance of their food safety processes. As a key agrarian nation, India too has taken proactive measures in tackling its health-borne risks, with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) playing a key role. Using recyclable plastics for packaging, promoting …

Women’s Roles in Life’s Substance

Women are responsible for over 50% of global food production and, deservedly, don’t want to only be identified on International Women’s Day as kitchen stalwarts.  But there’s no shame in applauding their central role In food safety, climate change consciousness, and the global food supply chain.  Every day is women’s day when it comes to …

Foodborne Illness Continues During Pandemic

Bill Marler, a prominent foodborne illness litigator, commemorates listeria outbreak: https://www.marlerblog.com/legal-cases/the-worlds-largest-and-deadliest-listeria-outbreak-is-turning-4-in-march/   Sadly, outbreaks continue unabated and likely to increase so long as pandemics interrupt surveillance and securing a food safe supply chain.    

We Need a New Food Safety Tracking and Trade Paradigm

COVID has caused disruptions in food supply chains. Is that all?  What about inventory management systems–FIFIO, Just-In-Time?  What about surveillance and inspection?   It’s time for a new food safety tracking and trade paradigm.

Fair Warning to Improve Food Systems

Farewell 2021 and thanks, COVID, for the rude awakening to strengthen food systems, secure supply chains, and reconstruct private/ public sector collaboration in 2022.  Bring it on!!!  

Safety for Holiday Meals

Doesn’t this look good?  But observing CDC/FDA warnings and supply chain surveillance are prerequisites for a good, healthy meal.  Happy Holidays from GFSF.

Registration of Exports to China

Come Jan.’22, China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) will require advance registration for all foreign food manufacturers exporting food to China. Lots of remaining questions for us to monitor.  And here’s an idea for FDA and GAC —  supplier insurance covers inspection recall expenses.

Lack of Food Safety for Meat

Salmonella still not averted in US:  https://www.propublica.org/article/salmonella-chicken-usda-food-safety?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations&utm_content=feature   .  The problem seems to reside in surveillance and regulatory authority. Nothing new there.