Food and beverage production is subject to the rollout of changing regulations like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the recently released New Era for Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. Manufacturers and retailers alike are on notice to step up their quality game.
As always, the main concern for every food and beverage company is food safety. There are 48 million cases of foodborne illness in the US each year. Many of these cases are due to agricultural products. Undeclared food allergens are also an issue and are the reason for 52% of food recalls.
So what’s the new twist on quality these days? One word: technology.