Sanitation made simple: The use of contract sanitation services enables meat and poultry plant operators to sidestep the burden of hiring, training and managing workers while ensuring a full complement of cleaning personnel.
Deciding whether to use contract sanitation firms or stay with in-house personnel is a key issue for meat and poultry processors. While there are potential benefits for each, the optimal method depends on the needs of plants.
The meat and poultry industry must constantly seek food-safety solutions that are superior to those currently in place. With that in mind, we offer three food-safety concerns facing businesses in 2017 and 10 questions that every company should ask regarding FSMA.
The approach taken by the departing administration relied for eight years on comprehensive regulations to create a safer food supply. The new administration, led by President Donald Trump, on the other hand, believes complex regulation actually impedes progress.
Food safety is truly a non-competitive issue. Many of us recall when this declaration was adopted by the boards of directors of all major food trade associations and the collaborations that underpinned and were amplified by this declaration.
The food industry spends billions of dollars to address the issues raised by the estimated number of illnesses and deaths attributed to a pathogen or allergen. The predictions and statistics these agencies provide and use are truly critical.
Several large-scale recalls have been issued recently for products containing foreign material, which creates headlines that draw a lot of attention to how the industry keeps foreign material from contaminating the food supply.
Check out the April 2017 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring our cover story on the Animal Agriculture Alliance, the importance of the feather in the poultry production process, and much more!