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Food Safety Magazine: Ep. 24. Melanie Neumann: Getting Ready for Your FSMA Inspection

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Listen to some of the current learnings from some of the first FDA FSMA inspections on Food Safety Matters podcast, sponsored by Food Safety Magazine. Melanie Neumann is the president of Neumann Risk Services, and executive vice president of Matrix Sciences—a firm that focuses on food safety ...

The Impact of GFSI and Other Drivers on Environmental Monitoring

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Download a PDF version of this Whitepaper Environmental monitoring programs have served as essential verification programs in a company’s HACCP plan for a long time. Driven by regulation, private standards and brand protection, environmental monitoring programs (EMP) and the critical role these pr...

Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes in RTE Foods: FDA’s Draft Guidance Is Out And Its Making Waves

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FDA recently released draft guidance (the “Guidance”) on controlling Listeria monocytogenes (LM) and ready-to-eat foods in conjunction with the final rule, Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF rule). Any FDA regulat...

Whole Genome Sequencing: Affirmative or Adverse Outcomes for Food Safety Management--or a Bit of Both?

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Whole Genome Sequencing—a scientific breakthrough we first thought would remain confined to the halls of medical science for the treatment of human diseases such as cancer and previously undiagnosed ailments. Nevertheless, it has quickly entered and impacted the realm of microbiologists, food ...

The Race to the FSMA Finish Line: The Top 5 Tips in the Mad Dash to Compliance

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With the FSMA compliance date right around the corner for the first companies impacted by this paradigm-shifting food regulation, what should companies be focusing on in this 11 th hour race to the finish line? First, let’s establish what the “finish line” looks like. September...

Food Safety And Legal Liability: From CEOs To The Production Line — Ignorance Of The Law Is No Excuse

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By Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S., Neumann Risk Services, LLC An often-quoted phrase, dating back to a few known sources including Blackstone, known by lawyers and legal historians, says “often a mistake in point of law which every person of discretion not only may, but is bound and presumed...

"I Have a Dream" -- Welcome To Neumann Risk Services, LLC!

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Welcome To Neumann Risk Services, LLC! A Global Food Safety Law Firm Where Law, Science and Food Converge. NRS, for short. "I Have A Dream." In honor of Black History Month and in the infamous words of Martin Luther King’s speech, I connect with these powerful words as I follow my dream of...