Weekly News Scan – June 14, 2021

More Data Can Bolster Food Safety, Says FDA Leadership

According to Food Dive, during a recent webinar, “Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas said upgrading digital information systems can do the most to protect consumers and strengthen the industry.” Yiannis discusses how “with better data, we can further modernize how we do exceptional compliance oversight. Let me be clear: This is not about doing less of things. …But it is about using the right data insights, identifying the right attributes of the establishments that you regulate.”

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Food Safety When Eating Outdoors

PRNewswire reports that “June 20th marks the official start of summer, which means warm, sunny days perfect for picnics and barbecues. Unfortunately, this time of year is also a favorite for foodborne bacteria that cause foodborne illness (also known as food poisoning), which multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F.”

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Ask the Expert: Identifying the Best Fit in Quality Management Software

Food Safety Tech talks about “beginning the procurement process and selecting a vendor for enterprise quality management software is a time-consuming, high-stakes choice for most companies. Bryce Romney, RizePoint Director of Product, talks about how companies can make the most of their investment and successfully navigate the process of finding a software vendor that is a good business fit.”

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4 Technologies Enabling a More Sustainable Food Supply Chain

According to Food Logistics, “to keep pace with the burgeoning needs of a rapidly growing sustainability-focused world, the industry must quickly embrace technologies like AI, blockchain, quantum computing and cloud.”

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