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Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA
Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA

One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.

Leveraging FDA’s cGMPs and HACCP Regulations to Protect Your Company
Leveraging FDA’s cGMPs and HACCP Regulations to Protect Your Company

Proactive compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulations may minimize your exposure to contamination outbreaks and recalls, government investigations and lawsuits.

Who Is “Qualified” to Implement FSMA?
Who Is “Qualified” to Implement FSMA?

At present, it is unclear who at a food company is a “qualified individual” for purposes of implementing the new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms
FDA Pegs Food Industry With Primary Responsibility For Implementing And Monitoring FSMA Reforms

By placing primary responsibility for food safety on the industry itself, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to dedicate its resources to providing technical expertise, setting and fostering compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and modifying protocols as needed.

Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Liability for Imported Foods & the Foreign Supplier Verification Program

As approximately 15 percent of all food in the United States is reportedly imported, it is no surprise that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has focused on foreign supplier verification. How do these regulations impact you?

By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass
By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass

Breweries and distilleries have long sold spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, as an ingredient for animal feed. How will they fare under the Food Safety Modernization Act?

OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers
OSHA Issues New Rule for Food Safety Whistleblowers

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) interim final rule governing the handling of whistleblower complaints under Section 402 of the Food Safety Modernization Act is discussed. What does it mean for you?

 

View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net
View from the Specialty Tea Industry: Extending the Food Safety Net

Importers will become the front line for food safety if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates verification of compliance with U.S. food safety laws by foreign suppliers.

Are You Making High-Risk Food? FDA Wants To Know
Are You Making High-Risk Food? FDA Wants To Know

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a risk-ranking model for determining high-risk foods, as it requires a data-driven, comprehensive assessment tied to public health risk. How do your food products stack up?

 

FSMA-Related Whistleblower Claims Are On the Rise
FSMA-Related Whistleblower Claims Are On the Rise

The lawsuit that two consumer advocacy groups brought to compel deadlines for final publication of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been settled against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more about the implications of the agreement.

Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA’s Annual Mandatory Recall Report
Preparation Is Key to Staying off FSMA’s Annual Mandatory Recall Report

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress an annual report on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s exercise of its new mandatory recall authority.

 

Will Your HACCP Plan Be Acceptable under FSMA?
Will Your HACCP Plan Be Acceptable under FSMA?

The requirements described in the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls-proposed regulation indicate that FDA will be taking longer and harder looks at what food processors are doing to ensure the safety of what they are manufacturing.

 

FSMA Foundational Rule Implementation Remains in Flux – What To Do Now?
FSMA Foundational Rule Implementation Remains in Flux – What To Do Now?

Court intervention may not be the last word on the time frame for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Why is FSMA implementation taking so long

An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging
An International Perspective on Food Safety Packaging

The article highlights an interview with Fred Hayes, director, technical services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute on international packaging issues.

The 40th Anniversary of the Bar Code: An Update from GS1 US
The 40th Anniversary  of the Bar Code:  An Update from GS1 US

GS1 Standards help the entire industry speak the same language to reduce confusion, errors and costs as well as improve the safety of our food supply.

Association of Food and Drug Officials: Boots on the Ground for Food Safety
Association of Food and Drug Officials: <br>Boots on the Ground for Food Safety

Throughout its history, AFDO has been credited with establishing many similar cooperative ventures to advance food protection.

HACCP Credential Closes the Verification Loop
HACCP Credential Closes the  Verification Loop

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an essential tool in the food safety arsenal and is used globally to ensure safe food worldwide.

Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety
Pesticide Residue Testing of Food Ingredients: Monitoring for Compliance and Safety

Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.

Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA
Jensen Farms’ Fall Underscores Need for Supply Relation Oversight in Era of FSMA

The fate of Jensen Farms offers an important lesson for food companies. Failure of proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight may have a substantial, and potentially devastating, effect on a food company’s business and the consumers it feeds.

Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers
Proposed FSMA Rules Aim to Even Playing Field between Domestic and Foreign Food Suppliers

FDA attempts to secure the border for food importers around the world: A look at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.

 

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