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Implementing a COVID-19 Culture in the “New Normal”
Implementing a COVID-19 Culture in the “New Normal”

The coronavirus pandemic challenges the food industry to identify and implement control strategies and a COVID-19 culture.

Importing Challenges for Dietary Supplement Firms under FSMA and FSVP
Importing Challenges for Dietary Supplement Firms under FSMA and FSVP

Understanding the applicability of the Food Safety Modernization Act to the dietary supplement industry is another confusing and challenging regulatory issue for an industry still struggling with Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Allergens: Where Food Safety and Labeling Intersect
Allergens: Where Food Safety and Labeling Intersect

Given the potentially fatal consequences of an undeclared allergen, relying on food labels to ensure the safety of allergic consumers may not seem sufficiently protective.

Is That Tomato Raw or Ready-to-Eat?
Is That Tomato Raw or  Ready-to-Eat?

The challenge with all of these fresh-cut, RTE products is that they were not getting any processing step required to eliminate the hazards that may exist on the raw materials.

Food Safety Priorities and Plans for 2020 – Part 2
Food Safety Priorities and Plans for 2020 – Part 2

Part 2 of what processors expect to focus on in the year 2020.

 

Food Safety Priorities and Plans for 2020
Food Safety Priorities and Plans for 2020

Issues related to microbiology, environmental monitoring, and pathogen control still occupy a primary focus for the coming year in food safety.

Are You Prepared for a FSMA Compliance Inspection?
Are You Prepared for a FSMA Compliance Inspection?

The time is here: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance inspections are happening. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

Creating an FSVP to Fulfill the Regulations Promulgated from FSMA
Creating an FSVP to Fulfill the Regulations Promulgated from FSMA

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule was created to address the food safety hazards posed by imported foods.

Safe Food for Canadians Act Regulations: An Overview
Safe Food for Canadians Act Regulations: An Overview

A closer look at how the Safe Food for Canadians Act stacks up against the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FDA Outlines Smarter Food Safety Blueprint with Plans to Leverage New and Emerging Technologies
FDA Outlines Smarter Food Safety Blueprint with Plans to Leverage New and Emerging Technologies

Is the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” the next step for the Food Safety Modernization Act?

 

The FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule Is Here: Are Processors Ready?
The FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule Is Here:  Are Processors Ready?

Food facilities will need to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop plans to prevent or minimize the risk from threats to their food operations.

The Juice Industry’s Commitment to Food Safety
The Juice Industry’s Commitment to Food Safety

From the growers’ farm to your refrigerator, safety is the top priority for companies in the juice industry.

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 2
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 2

We present more findings about the experiences of processors and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Updated Food Safety Training, Solution for Upcoming FSMA Challenges, Part 3
Updated Food Safety Training, Solution for Upcoming FSMA Challenges, Part 3

A look at food safety training assessment and evaluation to meet the challenges of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 1
What Industry and FDA Are Thinking about FSMA Implementation – Part 1

The Food Safety Modernization Act and the resulting regulations and requirements have had an impact on how processors conduct their operations.

Updated Food Safety Training, Solution for Upcoming FSMA Challenges, Part 2
Updated Food Safety Training, Solution for Upcoming FSMA Challenges, Part 2

Food Safety Modernization Act implementation is well established. Make sure your facility’s training programs make the grade.

The Evolution of Sanitation and Hygienic Design in Bakeries
The Evolution of Sanitation and Hygienic Design in Bakeries

The bakery industry is gaining a better understanding that there are hazards associated with its products.

Processors Increasingly Turning to Testing for Allergen Control
Processors Increasingly Turning to Testing for Allergen Control

The data indicate that processors are making preventive efforts to maintain or improve the performance of their allergen programs.

The Uphill Path to FSMA Compliance
The Uphill Path to  FSMA Compliance

We checked in again with processors to find out more about how FSMA compliance has affected their operations, costs, and the biggest issues they say that they still face.

FSMA Complexities: Have You Made One of Seven Deadly Assumptions?
FSMA Complexities: Have You Made One of Seven Deadly Assumptions?

Complexities of exemptions, policies, guidance, extended deadlines, and enforcement discretion can stump even food regulatory experts.

 

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