FDA Public Meeting on Food E-Commerce (Part 5): Supply Chain Mapping and Hot Spot Analysis

How to start addressing food e-commerce risks? E-commerce is a food safety concern. FDA is asking about the risks. How to start? Start simple with a basic supply chain map and then conduct criminology hot spot analysis. The steps are outlined here with links to examples. This is …

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FDA Public Meeting on Food E-Commerce (Part 4): Video Lecture on Cybersecurity and the Food Safety Manager

If FDA is asking questions about food e-commerce, then what is your role? As a food safety manager, you have a role in cybersecurity – including e-commerce – but to do what? This post includes a recent video lecture on the topic that provides for a simple call …

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FDA Public Meeting on Food E-Commerce (Part 3): Definitions of E-commerce and Cybersecurity

What is FDA’s role in policing food e-commerce?  Will your operations be a new focus of FDA? Do these transactions occur in “the cyberspace,” “the internet,” or the “virtual world”? This post continues our review of the upcoming US FDA New Era in Smarter Food Safety public meeting …

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FDA Public Meeting on Food E-Commerce (Part 2) – Food E-Commerce Vulnerabilities (Book Excerpt)

What is food e-commerce? What are the food e-commerce vulnerabilities?  Below is an excerpt from my Food Fraud Prevention textbook that reviews e-commerce and product fraud risks. This excerpt provides insight for the upcoming US FDA New Era in Smarter Food Safety public meeting on food e-commerce. Link …

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FDA Public Meeting on Food E-Commerce – Review and Registration Link

(Part 1 of a multi-post series) Participate in the FDA direction on food e-commerce. This is a review of the Federal Register announcement earlier today about the FDA food safety/e-commerce public meeting on October 19, 2021.  The event addresses e-commerce and new business models based on supply chain …

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GFSI Compliance vs. a Food Safety Standard (BRC, SQF, FSSC, IFS, GRMS, and others)

A high-ranking government food policy leader once stated to me that their food companies didn’t “do GFSI” but did implement FSSC, SQF, IFS, BRC, or others. The leader didn’t know that GFSI is the benchmark for those food safety management systems. So, what is GFSI and its compliance …

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