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FSMA Legislative Update: August 2012

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.

Legislative Update: Final Rule on Collection of Facility Profiles

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.

Food Safety Modernization Act Legislative Update

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.

The Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense
The Expanding Umbrella  of Food Defense

Cases of intentional contamination are infrequent but can result in serious adverse public health consequences and economic impact.
 

A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins
A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins

Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.

 

Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?
Why Don't We Learn More from Our Mistakes?

Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.

The Need for a Combined HACCP & HARPC Food Safety Plan
The Need for a Combined  HACCP & HARPC Food Safety Plan

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.

FSMA, Food Safety Audits and Certifications
FSMA, Food Safety Audits and Certifications

The role of audits within the FSMA regulations has generated many questions and sparked confusion within the food industry.

How Safe Are Snack Foods?
How Safe Are Snack Foods?

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.

Food Safety Modernization Act: A View from Elsewhere
Food Safety Modernization Act: <br> A View from Elsewhere

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.

FSMA Era Opens with Uncertainties for Seafood
FSMA Era Opens with  Uncertainties for Seafood

Speculation on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect domestic fish producers and importers is offered.

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

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.

What FSMA Really Tells Us about the Focus of Food Safety
What FSMA Really Tells Us  about the Focus of Food Safety

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

Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety
Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety

It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.

 

Trends and Solutions in Combating Global Food Fraud
Trends and Solutions  in Combating Global Food Fraud

Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.

Process Control and the Food Safety Modernization Act
Process Control and the Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act mentions that finished product testing will be part of the food safety system.

Understanding the Ancestry of the Food Safety Modernization Act
Understanding the Ancestry of the Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act builds on existing law, instead of creating or replacing old laws, expaning inspectors’ powers to evaluate hazards countless products.

Sanitary Transportation of Food: Contracts and the New Rules
Sanitary Transportation of Food:  Contracts and the New Rules

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.

What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?
What Is a “Qualified Auditor?”…and Where Do I Get One?

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.

 

Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud
Economically Motivated Adulteration: Broadening the Focus to Food Fraud

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.

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