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5 Essential Tips for Effective Sanitation + Finding Solutions for Regulatory Compliance and Cost-Efficiency

April 5, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

This week’s roundup bFood-Roundup-Verse-small_2.jpgrings you the latest from the food and beverage industry.

First, Food Quality & Safety Magazine shares 5 tips for reducing foodborne illness under FSMA standards. Then, we take a look at how investing in a food safety system is a smarter long-term investment than risking recall. Finally, EtQ’s Tim Lozier looks at the future of predictive analytics for compliance management in the food and beverage industry.

5 Essential Tips for Effective Sanitation
Author Lori Valigra via Food Quality & Safety Magazine

Most foodborne illnesses can easily be prevented if preparers paid a little more attention to food safety and sanitation. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) calls for a shift in focus from responding contamination to preventing it.

Valigra names five sanitation tips to help reduce foodborne illness in food service and retail, including:

  1. Proper personal hygiene
  2. Proper cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces
  3. Proper cleaning and sanitizing of food equipment
  4. Good basic housekeeping
  5. Proper food storage

Read on for the full list of tips.

Finding Solutions for Regulatory Compliance and Cost-Efficiency
By Jeffrey Barach, PhD. via Food Safety Magazine

With FSMA deadlines approaching, organizations are overhauling their systems to meet new standards about contamination prevention and recall management. But for some organizations, this can be a costly burden.

This article explains the long-term financial benefits of investing in an up to date food safety system, as opposed to paying the costs of a recall.

Read the article here to learn the full benefits of investing in a traceable, updated food safety system.

What Will Predictive Analytics Mean for Compliance Management in Food and Drink?
Author: Tim Lozier via the EtQ Blog

Predictive analytics has already been proven helpful in marketing and sales efforts for food and beverage organizations, but recently they have looked into how to use it for proactive risk management purposes.

This post gives background into how predictive analytics could help better identify and manage risk, with some key takeaways:

  • Predictive analytics tools allow for anticipation of future compliance issues.
  • Already-available risk management tools can help food producers fuel predictive analytics.
  • A change in mindset towards risk and data may be necessary for food producers to reach the full potential of predictive analytics.

Read on for a good case in point, and more details about how to apply this principle to your organization.

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