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Sanitation and FSMA: Is Your Program Deficient?

October 13, 2017 4:37 pm0 comments
Sanitation and FSMA: Is Your Program Deficient?

Proper sanitation plays a crucial role in the FSMA Preventive Controls rule, and FDA is paying more attention during facility inspections. However, many companies currently have deficient sanitation programs, according to Bill Bremer, principal at Kestrel Management, LLC. “It’s a key aspect of FSMA and requires that you have key […]

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5S and Lean Sanitation Strategies Improve Food Safety by Ensuring Cleanliness Throughout the Supply Chain

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5S and Lean Sanitation Strategies Improve Food Safety by Ensuring Cleanliness Throughout the Supply Chain

A meatpacking facility was wasting countless hours on their sanitation processes, and losing capacity and inventory as a result. The company decided to implement lean sanitation methods to eliminate excess time and costs spent on cleaning procedures – while still meeting their high standards for cleanliness and sanitation. They began […]

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FDA Issues Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule

September 13, 2017 1:25 pm0 comments
FDA Issues Compliance Guide for Small Businesses under FSMA Produce Safety Rule

FDA’s Produce Safety Rule, implemented under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), establishes science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce, meaning fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. On September 5, 2017, FDA announced the availability of a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) to help small businesses comply […]

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F.D.A. introduces software tool to help with FSMA compliance

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F.D.A. introduces software tool to help with FSMA compliance

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration has introduced Food Safety Plan Builder, a free software tool food and beverage manufacturers may use to develop food safety plans that are in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The F.D.A. said the software, which is primarily intended for use […]

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Funding Awards to States for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Implementation

July 21, 2017 6:51 am1 comment
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Funding Awards to States for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Implementation

More than 3,000 Americans are estimated to die each year from foodborne illnesses and many more are hospitalized and sickened. Yet most of these illnesses and deaths are preventable. While the U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, Congress entrusted the FDA with new authorities and […]

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SmartWash Solutions trains customers, helps with FSMA Compliance

July 10, 2017 7:09 am0 comments
SmartWash Solutions trains customers, helps with FSMA Compliance

SmartWash Solutions™ is taking steps to ensure their customers are prepared to face Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance challenges head-on. During the week of June 5, 2017, SmartWash partners were led through a comprehensive training that makes sure they are up to date on how to correctly and most […]

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PRODUCE LAW: FSMA Produce Safety — what are the obligations of the middle-man?

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PRODUCE LAW: FSMA Produce Safety — what are the obligations of the middle-man?

FDA’s Produce Safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) establishes science based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packaging and holding of imported fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. But what responsibilities attach to parties that do not grow, harvest or package, but that simply sell […]

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Iroe, UFSTP to partner on FSMA compliance training for carriers, brokers

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Iroe, UFSTP to partner on FSMA compliance training for carriers, brokers

TransComply, manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol (UFSTP) program, and Iron Apple, a supplier of food safety compliance solutions for food transport, will provide compliance training and solutions to help motor carriers and brokers comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food […]

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Update: Non-FSMA Food Safety Litigation

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Update: Non-FSMA Food Safety Litigation

The keynote panel at the 2017 Food Safety Summit in May had, as any food safety professional would expect, a focus on how companies are coping with FSMA and the increased scrutiny they may face. There was unanimous belief on the panel that enforcement is coming and all trading partners […]

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Pet food, feed facilities have new tool for FSMA compliance

June 26, 2017 5:20 am1 comment
Pet food, feed facilities have new tool for FSMA compliance

A new hazard assessment tool to help feed and pet food facilities comply with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) is now available to members of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). “This new hazard assessment tool will minimize the need […]

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