Food safety laws, labor regulations and new consumer demands all challenge the food industry, according to an article in the August Food Logistics.
“It continues to be a more challenging environment than we’d like, but we’re making improvements on several key issues,” says Mark Allen, president and CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).
For several years the industry has been complying with and preparing for regulations contained in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
“One of the things we’ve been most pleased about is the rules really focus on the risk and alleviating the risk,” Allen says, adding that the flexibility the rule provides allows operators to focus on the areas most at risk within their organizations rather than taking a blanket approach for the entire industry.
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