By Anthony Raschke
In recent years the food Industry has made significant advances in managing food safety. However, the rate of consumer recalls, food-borne illnesses, and contamination threats is not declining. One perspective is that an increase in recalls means that the system is working due to advancements in analytical testing and traceability, as well as regulatory bodies casting a wider net. The FDA argues that the food industry is not taking enough advantage of technology, and so through the adoption of the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” blueprint the FDA is leveraging new and emerging technologies to accelerate change and reduce recalls.