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What Have We Learned about FSMA Implementation?
What Have We Learned  about FSMA  Implementation?

Food Safety Magazine convened an expert panel to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Wrapping Food Packaging Law into Bite-Size Pieces
Wrapping Food Packaging Law into Bite-Size Pieces

The regulations of food contact packaging materials, or, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration refers to them, “indirect food additives” are explored in detail. What do you need to know?

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

The demand for increasing awareness of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance has never been greater; with this demand comes an increasing requirement for training to facilitate a proper food safety management system.

NEHA’s Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety Credential and Review Course
NEHA’s Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety Credential and Review Course

The Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety credential is for those who oversee the global human food supply chain and provides a pathway for training resources focused on preventing food safety breaches at production and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Ensuring the Safety of Food Contact Materials: GMPs and Beyond
Ensuring the Safety of  Food Contact Materials:  GMPs and Beyond

The most critical Good Manufacturing Practice requirement for packaging materials is that they be suitably pure for their intended use.

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Boon or Bane?
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Boon or Bane?

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program makes importers responsible for ensuring the safety of food products they bring into the U.S. for distribution and sale for consumption by the public.

The Safe Food Transportation Rules: Safety with a Side of Flexibility
The Safe Food Transportation Rules: Safety with a Side of Flexibility

What are the practical effects of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule on the shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers involved in the transportation of human or animal food?  

Risk/Hazard: Redefining Existing Practices
Risk/Hazard:  Redefining Existing Practices

It is useful to understand the background of the incorporation of risk analysis into food safety systems.

Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1
Essentials of Hazard Analysis for Process Preventive Controls: Part 1

The basic principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) have been recognized since the 1970s, and more formalized HACCP programs have been continually evolving since then.

HACCP vs. HARPC: A Comparison
HACCP vs. HARPC:  A Comparison

Understanding how Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) fit together is the first step toward implementing both as preventive food safety plans.

Leveraging Food Safety: The Cross-Functional Food Safety Committee
Leveraging Food Safety:  The Cross-Functional  Food Safety Committee

 Many companies struggle with the transformation from food safety compliance to food safety culture. One great strategic tool is the food safety committee.

Food Safety Testing: What Are Your Options?
Food Safety Testing: What Are Your Options?

Increased consumer interest in food safety and quality issues, combined with expanding regulatory initiatives, are increasing the importance of testing.

The New Face of Sanitation Programs: New Rules, New Challenges
The New Face of Sanitation Programs: New Rules,  New Challenges

Processors throughout the U.S. voice concerns about their sanitation programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Education and Outreach Goes Global
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Education and Outreach Goes Global

FDA recognized the importance of facilitating the development of industry training, and, in cooperation with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health, created the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.

 

IICA’s Role in Improving Global Food Safety
IICA’s Role in Improving Global Food Safety

Food safety is of central importance to all countries in the Americas, regardless of their level of development. Beyond threats associated with any specific product or contaminant, the most pressing challenge is to establish, promote and support a food safety culture, one in which all consumers both expect and have access to healthy food, regardless of where or by whom it is produced.  

 

Pet Food and Treat Safety: It’s Time for Facts, Not Fearmongering
Pet Food and Treat Safety: It’s Time for Facts, Not Fearmongering

As the voice of the U.S. pet food and treat industry, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) is talking about the manufacturing process, the regulatory environment and the companies that feed America’s dogs and cats. It’s important and our responsibility to provide those facts.

Small or Very Small: New Rules from FSMA Create Unique Challenges
Small or Very Small: New Rules from FSMA Create Unique Challenges

Since the new rules for FSMA were developed, food manufacturers of all sizes have been working to determine how to implement them into their culture and new food safety plans.

What to Expect from SQF Modifications
What to Expect from SQF Modifications

Safe Quality Food (SQF) audits are undergoing modifications. Food facilities should take note of SQF revisions and how these changes may affect your business.

Putting the Right Controls in Place for Food Safety
Putting the Right Controls in Place for Food Safety

 There is a real need for risk-based preventive controls to pinpoint food safety issues along the food supply chain.

Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements
Fixing FSMA’s Ag Water Requirements

 The Food Safety Modernization Act’s provisions on agricultural water require reevaluation.

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