Weekly News Scan – January 7, 2021

Food Dive highlights the 5 trends of 2021 that are fueling food and beverage innovation. In particular, “technology will also arise as a major trend as the calendar turns over. Since food and worker safety was in the spotlight this past year, new developments will promise to give consumers confidence in their food.”

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Ten Years Later, a Reflection on FSMA’s Accomplishments

It has been 10 years since FSMA was signed into law and Frank Yiannis, Deputy Commissioner for Food Safety and Response, reflects on the past, present and future of FSMA’s accomplishments. “The risk-based preventive approach to growing, manufacturing and processing, packing, storing and transporting food has transformed the industry and the nation’s food system.”

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5 Myths About Digital Transformation

CMS Wire discusses the need and inevitability of digital transformation. “Instead of refusing to face the reality of digital transformation, knowing these five myths will help you face it with more success.”

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How Food Companies are Ensuring Food Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

VeryWellHealth takes a look at how companies are staying safe during the pandemic. A multi-country survey was conducted that revealed “some food companies are struggling to ensure food safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The key takeaways were;

  1. A recent survey found that some food companies are unprepared to ensure food safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  2. Food safety issues can emerge due to multiple reasons but often stem from a company’s food safety culture. 
  3. The chance of getting COVID-19 through food is low. Consumers can also take precautions, such as washing produce.

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