On July 31, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the per hour FDA inspector charges it will levy against food companies in the upcoming fiscal year under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Find out what every food company needs to know.
One such piece of legislation that has slipped under the radar provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the far-reaching ability to collect information about your company and its operations. Comments are sought from industry on the data collection effort. Read more to find out how to voice any concerns you may have before the comment period expires.
As the most significant food safety legislation of the last 100 years, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is designed to improve the U.S. food safety system by providing FDA with additional resources to prevent contaminated food from entering the food supply chain. This article brings you a current update regarding FSMA.
Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
To ensure that the food system continues to be effective and meet the HACCP principles and Preventive Control rule for HARPC, it needs to be continually reviewed.
The role of audits within the FSMA regulations has generated many questions and sparked confusion within the food industry.
Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.
This article offers a view of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) from countries exporting into the U.S. and what is required to move forward.
Speculation on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect domestic fish producers and importers is offered.
Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.
FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants
It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.
Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.
The Food Safety Modernization Act mentions that finished product testing will be part of the food safety system.
The Food Safety Modernization Act builds on existing law, instead of creating or replacing old laws, expaning inspectors’ powers to evaluate hazards countless products.
The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule applies to shippers, loaders, receivers and carriers involved in transportation operations for the transportation of human and animal food.
The publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act and its implementation have identified the third-party food safety auditor as key to the success of a global food safety system.
As an industry, we are early in addressing food fraud and are in a great position to establish a firm foundation before—or while—laws and standards are being developed.