Weekly News Scan – July 29, 2021

A Holistic View

“Joe Heinzelmann outlines the top five KPIs that food manufacturers should monitor to reduce overall risk” on FoodChain Magazine. “One of the key drivers for the digitization of food safety data has been the promise of risk reduction through the speed and accuracy of identifying those risks.”

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FDA Clamps Down on Imported Shark Fins, Cantaloupes, Mushrooms and More

According to Food Safety News, “The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.” 

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McDonald’s Steps Up Focus On Digital, Data Analytics, Marketing

Infotechlead reports that “food retail chain McDonald’s announced it will bring its digital, data analytics, marketing, restaurant development and operations segments into one unit as it focuses on driving growth through its app and MyMcDonald’s Rewards program.”

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Developments in PCR Technology Boost Food Pathogen Testing Market Outlook

Food Safety Tech discusses “The need for rapid testing to detect pathogens in food products has boosted the importance of PCR-based methods to counter challenges in food safety.”

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