July 23, 2018

Make time for employee training
By Abbey Davidson

When an employee does not have proper training or direction, business strategies can go awry. To prevent this, continual, consistent and focused training is necessary to facilitate accuracy of projections, operations and food safety. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

March 9, 2020

Many small victories = 1 safe supply chain
By Andrew Lorenz

In The National Provisioner’s annual Food Safety Report, Andrew Lorenz explains that the food-safety system in the U.S. works, but only if companies use the tools and innovations properly to protect consumers … and themselves. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) recommendations for the food industry-retail

By Andrew Lorenz

Andrew Lorenz, founder and CEO of We R Food Safety!, offers the following suggestions for running a retail operation during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) recommendations for the food manufacturing industry

By Andrew Lorenz

Normal implementation of your food safety & sanitation systems negates the coronavirus from being a food safety issue when your system is properly implemented. The real issue we all face is the possible business disruptions due to the coronavirus crisis and the effects it may have on our teams and operations. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

December 2, 2020

From the Editor’s Desk: Grab that home-cooking audience now

By Andy Hanacek

With pandemic’s end on the horizon, what are you doing to capitalize on the new group of at-home chefs who realize they can handle meal preparation? Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

May 4, 2020

(VIDEO) Processing plants must shift COVID-19 focus to ventilation, breakrooms, locker rooms

Andrew Lorenz sits down with Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, on a video call to discuss solutions for meat and poultry processing plants with regard to preventing the spread of COVID-19. See the video Q&A on ProvisionerOnline.com.

May 5, 2020

How to react to USDA enforcement actions

By Andrew Lorenz

What is an enforcement action? It is any action that results in an establishment being restricted from production. It includes tagging a product, piece of equipment, room, area or even an entire building. It also includes withholding the marks of inspection and/or withdrawing the assignment of inspection personnel. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

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March 11, 2020

(VIDEO) How to mitigate damage done by product recalls

Andrew Lorenz, president of We R Food Safety and Editorial Board member for The National Provisioner, discusses how meat and poultry processors should be prepared to protect themselves in the event that one of their products is recalled. See the video Q&A on ProvisionerOnline.com.

February 28, 2018

Solving cooking deviations for processors
By Molly Linden

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. This can be the case for even the most experienced processor when lethality or stabilization critical control points are not met. The deviations caused by this failure to meet CCPs can range in severity but will undoubtedly result in a recall if product is passed into commerce before the deviation can be addressed. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.

Andrew Lorenz's bylined articles on ProvisionerOnline.com

We R Food Safety's president has been an Editorial Board member and contributing writer for The National Provisioner since 2013. He has written numerous articles and done several video interviews for that publication. To read and see his entire body of expert work on ProvisionerOnline.com, click here.

October 8, 2020

The state of food safety 2020: making sense of the chaos

By Andrew Lorenz

COVID-19 has been brutal on the industry. We have seen major producers temporarily shut down, entire segments put out of business, regional disruptions and politicians getting involved in the manufacture and distribution of meat and poultry. I am not telling you anything you don’t know; we have all lived it. There have been some silver linings, though. Read on ProvisionerOnline.com.