Food Safety: A Roadmap to Success is a hands-on book that discusses the key pieces of the food safety puzzle, culture, management commitment, organizational structure, implementation, and the glue that holds it together, communication/education/training, influence, accountability, and metrics. By utilizing this information, food safety professionals can protect their companies’ brands, customers, and consumers, and get the resources (people, money, and departmental cooperation) they need to effectively do their jobs and be successful. Provides practical information that helps readers determine which culture they currently have in their workplace Offers a framework to greatly reduce food safety risks Presents pertinent information in tables, outlining differences in approach by size and food industry segment Includes solid recommendations and further resources applicable to all levels within an organization to ensure success Covers fundamental principles of change management through open communication, education, and measurement implementation
A Roadmap to Success
Author: Gary Ades,Ken Leith,Patti Leith
Publisher: Academic Press
Biocontrol is among the most promising methods for a safe, environmentally benign and sustainable pest control. Microbial pesticides offer a great potential, and it is anticipated that they will become a substantial part of the use of all crop protection products. Their development and commercialization, however, has been difficult and with many failures. In this book a rational and structured roadmap has been designed for the development and commercialization of microbial pest control products for the control of arthropod pests. The building blocks of the entire process are identified and essential aspects highlighted. Biopesticides based on entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses and nematodes are elaborately discussed. This systematic roadmap with a strong focus on economics and market introduction will assist academic researchers and industrial developers of biopesticides in accomplishing their goal: the development of successful cost-effective microbial pesticides.
Author: Willem J. Ravensberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Recent outbreaks of illnesses traced to contaminated sprouts and lettuce illustrate the holes that exist in the system for monitoring problems and preventing foodborne diseases. Although it is not solely responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees monitoring and intervention for 80 percent of the food supply. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's abilities to discover potential threats to food safety and prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness are hampered by impediments to efficient use of its limited resources and a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on risks. Enhancing Food Safety: The Role of the Food and Drug Administration, a new book from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, responds to a congressional request for recommendations on how to close gaps in FDA's food safety systems. Enhancing Food Safety begins with a brief review of the Food Protection Plan (FPP), FDA's food safety philosophy developed in 2007. The lack of sufficient detail and specific strategies in the FPP renders it ineffectual. The book stresses the need for FPP to evolve and be supported by the type of strategic planning described in these pages. It also explores the development and implementation of a stronger, more effective food safety system built on a risk-based approach to food safety management. Conclusions and recommendations include adopting a risk-based decision-making approach to food safety; creating a data surveillance and research infrastructure; integrating federal, state, and local government food safety programs; enhancing efficiency of inspections; and more. Although food safety is the responsibility of everyone, from producers to consumers, the FDA and other regulatory agencies have an essential role. In many instances, the FDA must carry out this responsibility against a backdrop of multiple stakeholder interests, inadequate resources, and competing priorities. Of interest to the food production industry, consumer advocacy groups, health care professionals, and others, Enhancing Food Safety provides the FDA and Congress with a course of action that will enable the agency to become more efficient and effective in carrying out its food safety mission in a rapidly changing world.
The Role of the Food and Drug Administration
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on the Review of the Food and Drug Administration's Role in Ensuring Safe Food
Publisher: National Academies Press
The global sourcing of ingredients has created complex supply chains, significant management challenges, and additional regulatory compliance requirements. This places tremendous pressure on food manufacturers, many of whom lack the knowledge, concepts, techniques, and procedures to comply with these increased requirements. Providing a roadmap for leveraging existing investments in food safety regulatory compliance into superior inventory management, Food Safety Regulatory Compliance: Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain explains how to implement Lean operating principles to determine what needs to be improved, in what sequence improvements must be addressed, how one improvement feeds another, and the prerequisites for each improvement. Based on the author’s experience working with hundreds of manufacturers, the book discusses cause-and-effect thinking, data accuracy, process simplification, process reliability, and workforce development. It includes how-to recommendations for implementing best practices to achieve these goals. These recommendations come together in the discussions on Batch-Process ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and also the Lean Management System and the useful techniques within it. The author also discusses the rapidly developing business requirement of sustainability, which is quickly moving from an optional, voluntary, and "nice to do" status to a "must do" status. The book can be read in whole or in part by everyone from the CEO to the factory floor supervisor; the language is nontechnical. But, to aid comprehension, each chapter concludes with an extensive quiz, and the appendix has definitions that will be new vocabulary for many. Normally large companies have the resources to fund the implementation of best practices, smaller companies less so. This book benefits both. In the case of the small- to medium-size manufacturer, it is a roadmap, and for the major corporation it is a tool to help assist their supplier community. It can help any organization achieve world-class excellence in operations and supply-chain management.
Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain
Author: Preston W. Blevins
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 14, 2009
Category: Food adulteration and inspection
Globalization. Outsourcing. Downsizing. Reduced Pensions. Debt. There's no doubt the worlds of employment and finance are changing dramatically. More than ever, it is up to you to plan and manage your financial security. This straight-talking guide reviews life's stages, from infancy to retirement, and how your attitudes toward saving, working, and investing are formed. If you have positioned yourself from young adulthood for an envisioned future, you can likely handle any curveball life may throw at you. Unfortunately, statistics show many people are poorly positioned for retirement. Begin now to reverse or prevent this trend. Using the concept of maintaining a margin of safety, you can protect yourself from the unexpected. By applying this concept to your career and finances, you can develop a set of relevant skills and diversify your investments. A Common Sense Road Map to Uncommon Wealth will help you anticipate and respond to trends and changes. It's perfect to bring generations together-if you're nearing retirement, share this with your children. If you're just launching your career, learn these lessons carefully as you move forward in life.
The Key to Achieving Financial Success
Author: Marvin Doniger
Category: Business & Economics
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 4766/S. 2803, an Act Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2005, and for Other Purposes : Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration, Nondepartmental Witnesses
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: United States
Michael Watkins gibt Managern aller Ebenen einen überzeugenden Zehn-Punkte-Plan an die Hand, der die strategische Grundlage für langfristigen Erfolg in einer neuen Position legt. Er zeigt unter anderem, wie man die Situation des Unternehmens umfassend analysiert, die eigenen Stärken und Schwächen erkennt und ein schlagkräftiges Team zusammenstellt. In der Neuauflage geht Watkins auf die neuesten Entwicklungen des Executive Onboarding ein, wie zum Beispiel die verbesserte Kommunikation und Führung des Teams oder die strategische Ausrichtung von Organisationen. Wer in den ersten 90 Tagen die richtigen Entscheidungen trifft, wird seine neue Aufgabe erfolgreich meistern.
So meistern Sie jede neue Managementaufgabe
Author: Michael Watkins
Publisher: Campus Verlag
warum wir (fast) alles erreichen können
Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Begabung - Ratgeber
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Category: United States
Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) U.S.- EU Regulatory Barriers; (3) Rationale for Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Economic Rationale; Political Rationale; Counter-arguments; (4) U.S. - EU Differences in Regulatory Approaches: Political Cycles; Values and Public Preferences; Transparency and Rule-Making; Institutional Capacity to Undertake Reforms; (5) Forms of Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Info. Exchanges and Dialogues; Mutual Recognition Agree.; Harmonization/ Agree. on Regulatory Standards; (6) Results of Past Initiatives at Regulatory Cooperation: Highlights of Past Initiatives; Accomplishments; Disappointments; Obstacles and Options for More Extensive Cooperation; (7) Transatlantic Economic Council.
Background and Analysis
Author: Raymond J. Ahearn
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Category: Food contamination
"Private standards and related certification schemes are becoming significant features of international fish trade and marketing. They have emerged in areas where there is a perception that public regulatory frameworks are not achieving the desired outcomes, such as sustainability and responsible fisheries management, or to ensure food safety, quality and environmental sustainability in the growing aquaculture industry. Unfortunately, the proliferation of private standards is causing confusion for stakeholders: fishers and fish farmers trying to decide which certification scheme will bring the most market returns, buyers trying to decide which standards have most credence in the market and will offer returns to reputation and risk management, and governments trying to decide where private standards fit into their food safety and resource management strategies. This report analyses the two main types of private standards, namely ecolabels and food safety and quality standards, their impact on fish trade and their implications for a range of stakeholders. It addresses issues that are driving the development of private standards, their policy and governance implications, the assessment of their credence, the costs implications, traceability, etc., and the challenges and opportunities for developing countries."--Publisher's description
Current Practice and Emerging Issues
Author: Sally Washington,Lahsen Ababouch
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
Category: Technology & Engineering
Author: Johannes Köbberling,Caroline R. Pickardt
Addressing medical, emotional, and psychological factors, this research-based guide to understanding childhood obesity offers guidelines to help parents create balanced meals, encourage physical activity, and partner with pediatricians, family, schools, and childcare providers in their fight against obesity.
A Road Map to Health
Author: Sandra Gibson Hassink
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
Category: Family & Relationships
Produkte werden technisch immer ausgefeilter, es gibt Dutzende verschiedene Versionen, aus denen der Kunde wählen kann. Trotzdem liegen sie wie Blei in den Regalen. Warum? Hersteller beachten nicht, welchen "Job" ein Produkt oder auch eine Dienstleistung für den Kunden erfüllen soll. Clayton M. Christensen liefert mit dem "Jobs to Be Done"-Ansatz eine umfassende Theorie, wie man die Wünsche der Kunden erkennt und in den eigenen Produkten oder Dienstleistungen umsetzt. Er zeigt die praktische Anwendung und welche Auswirkungen die Methode auf Organisationsstrukturen und Führungsentscheidungen hat. So wird Innovation von der reinen Glückssache zu einem planbaren Prozess, der Unternehmen den entscheidenden Marktvorteil bringt.
"Jobs to Be Done" – die Strategie für erfolgreiche Innovation
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
Category: Political Science
Category: Government publications
Hundreds of millions of Americans are using social media (SM), and already some 70% of businesses have joined them there, using Facebook and other SM platforms to connect with their customers, and attract new ones. So the real question isn’t whether to take your business onto social media platforms—but how to do it quickly, effectively, on a budget, with smart goals, and a road map for success. Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program cuts through the hype and fluff about how social media is changing the world, and it gets down to what really matters: How you as a manager can best use SM to benefit your business. Written by a veteran online marketer and ecommerce professional, the book shares practical strategies and tactics to let you launch and scale a successful corporate social media program. Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program is for the manager who already knows something about social media and wants to roll up his or her sleeves and get down to business. In it, we simplify tasks that might otherwise be complicated—like adopting and tracking key performance metrics, developing online ad campaigns, or creating Facebook apps like games, giveaways and sweepstakes with the capacity to go viral. Businesses can harness the unique advantages of this new medium, but they need a practical, no-nonsense guide like this one. Otherwise they risk being ignored, wasting time and money or, even worse, damaging their own brand and seeing a well-intentioned online program blow up. The book is heavy on the how-to, case studies, campaign results and other statistics, and interviews with ecommerce managers at businesses large and small. It also includes the author’s own experiences at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Wine of the Month Club, and others. While this book will be accessible enough for someone implementing a social media program for the first time, it’s ambitious enough to benefit experienced SM hands who are looking for good ideas and techniques to push their online community to the next level of size, interactivity, and buzz.
How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program
Author: Tom Funk
Category: Business & Economics