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- What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?
Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
- Economically Motivated Adulteration: Another Dimension of the “Expanding Umbrella of Food Defense”
Intentional economically motivated adulteration activities and initiatives in food defense are highlighted.
- Are You Ready To Address Whistleblower Complaints? Preparation Is Key
How can a food company prepare for whistleblower claims? For starters, food companies should educate their employees on the programs and processes by which the company intends to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
- Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career
As a third-party validation of an individual’s knowledge and/or competency, certification is attractive to employers since it can be used during audits and inspections to attest the abilities of their staff.
- Produce Packers Query FDA Officials about FSMA Proposed Rules
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials provided insight on proposed rules for foreign supplier verification programs and the accreditation of third-party auditors during a Sept. 4 web seminar hosted by the United Fresh Produce Association, The Packer reported Sept. 5.
- Ready or Not, FDA Must Promulgate Rule on Intentional Adulteration of Food
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations appears set, but not without an interesting legal battle.
- Utilizing the Newly Proposed Imported Food Safety Rules as a Risk Management Tool
The announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month of proposed regulations intended to strengthen the oversight of foods imported for consumption in the U.S. has generated a great deal of publicity and comment in the media.
- Detection and Inspection Process to Enhance QC
Anritsu recently debuted Detection360™, a proprietary process to advance quality control programs and ensure superior ROI by securing all points of detection within the processing environment, while also reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in a company's products.
- New Survey of Processing Companies Reveals Uncertainty of FSMA Implications
As most business owners working within heavily regulated industries can contend, keeping up with the latest rules, regulations and guidelines can be difficult. A testament to this widely held belief? The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
- FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain
The final schedule for promulgation of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) required-regulations remains in flux.
- Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
- Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.
- Challenges of Health Department Food Safety Inspections
With variability in food safety standards, infrequency of inspections and limited governmental funding, there are many challenges to effective food safety inspections.
- Court to FDA: Deadlines Set For Long Overdue FSMA Rules
When will the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally issue rules that form the core of the heralded Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? A Federal Court seeks to change that dynamic, ordering the FDA to promulgate final rules by June 30, 2015.
- Product Labeling: What’s Your Risk?
Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
- FDA Report Offers Valuable Insights on FSMA-Driven Shift in the Food Safety Paradigm
The report to Congress on Building Capacity to Implement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) serves as a valuable overview of how FDA intends to shift the food safety paradigm, from reacting to food safety problems after they occur to preventing contamination and foodborne illness before they happen.
- Food Safety Focus on Packaging?
As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope. Read more about the increased focus on food packaging safety.
- Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000
The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
- Corporate Culture, Food Safety, and the Grand Jury
Food producers operate in an environment of ever-increasing regulation and complexity, but as a senior manager, you just have to make sure that your company follows the rules and meets the new FSMA standards. Do that and you will have nothing else to worry about.
- The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
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