Food Safety: How to Protect Your Franchise

Kathy DouglasBusiness Insurance

Every day, stories about food safety issues dominate the headlines, from Chipotle’s famous contamination crisis to Dole’s bagged salad recall to the recent CRF Frozen Foods listeria scare. Contamination and illness issues present one of the greatest risks to the food industry. If you own a franchise, you may unexpectedly find yourself in the spotlight because of a foodborne illness … Read More

Connecticut Food Manufacturing Insurance: Contaminated Product Recalls

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Connecticut Food Manufacturing Insurance: Contaminated Product Recalls  Food manufacturing is inherently a high risk environment regardless of the scale of your operation. Whether you are a multi-national mass producer or an artisan edibles crafter food contamination is an increasingly large concern. As any Connecticut food manufacturing organization is aware, safe food production practices are highly regulated both federally and locally … Read More

How Can Grocery Store Owners Prevent Food Contamination?

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How Can Grocery Store Owners Prevent Food Contamination? As a grocery store owner, you are likely aware that many times food contamination incidences are out of your control, as they may have originated from the food manufacturing plant, or products could have been compromised during shipment. However, there are steps that you and your staff can take at the store … Read More

Can Shipping Pallets Increase the Risk of Food Contamination?

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Can Shipping Pallets Increase the Risk of Food Contamination? Recently, sources from the National Consumer League have raised an interesting question. That is, are shipping pallets exposing our food to contamination? While those in the Food Manufacturing industry work together with the government and health groups to improve the safety of America’s food supply, some are concerned that the sanitation … Read More

How Can Food Manufacturing Plant Design Affect Food Safety?

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How Can Food Manufacturing Plant Design Affect Food Safety? As a food manufacturer, it’s important to be aware that one of the most common food safety issues is the flow of the sanitary design of food processing equipment. When new facilities are being built or new lines are being installed, many food manufacturers may struggle with increasingly fast-paced project schedules … Read More

The FDA Proposes New Food Manufacturing Regulations for 2014

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The FDA Proposes New Food Manufacturing Regulations for 2014 In accordance with the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA has proposed a new rule to regulate the manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding of animal food. The reason for this rule, which if approved will take effect in 2014, is to prevent food-borne illness in animal food that can … Read More

Reducing the Risk of Food Contamination in Your Restaurant

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Reducing the Risk of Food Contamination in Your Restaurant The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year about 1 in 6 Americans get sick due to foodborne diseases.  About 128,000 Americans are hospitalized per year due to food poisoning or foodborne illnesses. As a restaurant owner or manager, it’s extremely important to be aware of the … Read More