Additions to the Food Safety Magazine
Food Safety Magazine is pleased to announce that Larry
Cohen, principal scientist in the Global Microbiology and
Food Safety Department for Kraft Foods in Glenview, IL,
has joined the Food Safety Magazine Advisory Board. He is a
member of the International Association of Food Protection,
United Fresh Produce Association, Institute of Food Tech-
nologists (IFT), Grocery Manufacturers Association, Ameri-
can Frozen Food Institute and International Dairy Foods Association.
William Fisher, M.Sc., has also joined the advisory
board. He is the vice president of science and policy initiatives at IFT and is responsible for all scientific, technical and
government activities. Prior to his work at IFT, he gained extensive experience in the food industry, including positions
involving packaged foods, foodservice and public health and
Alexandra Veiga, Ph.D., is the science manager at the In-stituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade
Nova de Lisboa (ITQB-UNL), Lisbon, Portugal, and is the
Chair of the EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science
and Technology) Special Interest Group on Food Safety. We
welcome our new board members and look forward to their
expert contributions to Food Safety Magazine.
Highlights of the FSM eDigest
Our April eDigest (available at the eDigest archives at
www.foodsafetymagazine.com/exclusives.asp) highlighted the management of food liability risks in an article by Jonathan M. Cohen, a partner in
the Washington, D.C. office of Gilbert LLP. His article offers insight on how
to manage the growing risks to food producers as they rely more heavily on
foreign suppliers and a broader supply chain.
Coming up in our June eDigest will be an article on the importance of a
well-structured HACCP team in combating food safety problems by
Abdulwahed Kassim Mohammed, food hygiene officer and HACCP auditor
for the government of Dubai. Sign up now at
www.foodsafetymagazine.com to start receiving your eDigest free today!
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Fresh Express, Inc.
as Recipient of
Black Pearl Award
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) selected Fresh Express, Inc. as the
2010 recipient of the prestigious
Black Pearl Award. Sponsored
by Wilbur Feagan and F & H
Food Equipment Company, the
Black Pearl Award will be presented at the IAFP 2010 Annual
Meeting in Anaheim, CA in
This honor is given annually to one company
for its efforts in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, adherence to
standards and support of the goals and objectives of IAFP.
Fresh Express, Inc., based in Salinas, CA, is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and a producer of fresh salads.
Fresh Express created the world’s first packaged
salads for the foodservice industry over 30 years
ago. Later, with their invention of the Keep Crisp
Bag®, Fresh Express salads were made available in retail stores for the first time nationwide.
Today, more than 60 Fresh Express salad products are available in 24,000 grocery stores
throughout the U.S.
“We are humbled to accept the Black Pearl
Award, following several world-class companies
that have received it in the past,” says Fernando
Aguirre, CEO, Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
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