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FDA issues guidance on Animal CGMPs, FSMA

October 20, 2017 4:18 pm0 comments
FDA issues guidance on Animal CGMPs, FSMA

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a pair of guidance documentsto comply with several parts of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). The documents are intended for facilities that may be subject to its Preventive Controls for Animal Food Rule or the Preventive Controls for Human Food […]

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

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

Since the new rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) were developed, and especially since the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule was released, food manufacturers of all sizes have been working intensely to determine how to implement them into their culture and new food safety plans. FSMA has […]

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FDA Commissioner Announces Steps To Support Produce Safety Rule

October 17, 2017 3:17 pm0 comments
FDA Commissioner Announces Steps To Support Produce Safety Rule

Dr. Gottlieb, speaking at the annual NASDA meeting, addressed a handful of key changes to the Produce Safety Rule.   FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced the next steps in their approach to implement the Produce Safety Rule that was established by FSMA. During the September 12th speech at the […]

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Food Defense Collaboration: The Whole is Better than the Sum of its Parts

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Food Defense Collaboration: The Whole is Better than the Sum of its Parts

Working with trained experts and open communication can effectively prepare food supply networks for adequate food defense. It is 4 p.m. on this warm, fall Friday afternoon. You are wrapping up your work for the week and the dreaded “we’ve got a problem” call comes in. “Hey boss- we have […]

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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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