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Are You FSMA Ready?
Are You FSMA Ready?

What tools can your company use to plan effectively and logically for increased regulatory scrutiny throughout the supply chain? The answer is education, collaboration, planning and diligence.

Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety
Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety

Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.

 

FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging
FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging

The requirements specified for adhesives place more of the burden of regulatory compliance on the manufacturers of food packaging that contains adhesives and manufacturers of the finished food product.

 

You Say HACCP, I Say HARPC: Prepping for FSMA
You Say HACCP, I Say HARPC: Prepping for FSMA

Prevention is the key to food safety. Why Hazard Analysis Risk-based Preventative Controls (HARPC) is more robust than HACCP.

Implementing FSMA: Records Management
Implementing FSMA: Records Management

Food Safety Magazine spoke with Ronald J. Levine, Esq., of Herrick, Feinstein LLP, on his recommendations for handling records management under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.

In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.

FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.

FDA Outlook on Funding for FSMA Enforcement
FDA Outlook on Funding for FSMA Enforcement

This update provides an overview of the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) summary of key funding required from Congress for FDA’s efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) based on its current and proposed budget authority.

Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up
Produce Safety: Protecting Public Health from the Ground Up

Some of the evolving key provisions in the Produce Safety Rule are discussed, along with the ongoing public discussion between FDA and members of the food industry.

Food Labeling Liability: Continuing to Grow
Food Labeling Liability: Continuing to Grow

Can your company navigate the minefield of food labeling regulations? It’s time to brush up on these requirements to mitigate your liability. Read the article to learn more.

 

The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know
The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program: What U.S. Importers Need to Know

While importers wait for the final version of the Food Safety Verification Program, they should take steps now to prepare. Read more to find out if you all the steps in place for a smooth transition.

 

World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice
World-Class Food Safety in Foodservice

What exactly makes a foodservice company best-in-class or world-class in food safety?

 

Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

Last Opportunity for Public Comment on FSMA Regulations
Last Opportunity for Public Comment on FSMA Regulations

Four supplemental rules that pertain to Preventative Controls for Human Food, Preventative Controls for Animal Food, Produce Safety and Foreign Supplier Verification remain open for public comment until December 15, 2014. Don’t miss your chance to add your 2 cents!

It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration
It’s Time to Take Stock of Your Food Company’s FDA Registration

Registration allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to respond quickly and efficiently to food-safety related issues and incidents. Is your company in compliance?

Reduction in the Number of Food Facilities with Valid U.S. FDA Registrations
Reduction in the Number of Food Facilities with Valid U.S. FDA Registrations

Why are there fewer food facilities with valid U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registrations than expected? What could this trend mean to the food industry?

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

FDA’s Right to Take Photographs in Your Facility: Or Not
FDA’s Right to Take Photographs in Your Facility: Or Not

How do confidentiality agreements affect representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who show up for a routine inspection or investigation? Read more for what you need to know.

FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods
FDA Seeks Industry Input on How to Facilitate Consumer Notification of Adulterated Foods

What precisely should be reported in order to make the Reportable Food Registry effective in protecting consumers? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your input. To that end, it has extended until August 18, 2014, the period for submitting comments on the proposed rulemaking.

A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

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