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Are Foodborne Illnesses on the Rise? (and Answers to 5 Other Food Safety Questions)

November 27, 2017 12:46 pm0 comments
Are Foodborne Illnesses on the Rise? (and Answers to 5 Other Food Safety Questions)

Stories about foodborne illness are more of a staple in mainstream news outlets, but is there really an increase in outbreaks? Here’s an easy dieting trick: When you’re having cravings, head to foodsafetynews.com and scroll through the headlines. You’ll quickly lose your appetite. “Papaya Salmonella cases top 200; more farms […]

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FSVP compliance with FSMA achievable with A, B, C approach

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FSVP compliance with FSMA achievable with A, B, C approach

Provisions of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, were enacted in 2015. They mandate that foreign suppliers provide the same level of food safety protection for their products as domestic suppliers are required to provide for theirs. This is needed as outbreaks of foodborne […]

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FSMA: New technology helps BCOs meet cold chain challenges

November 20, 2017 12:49 pm0 comments
FSMA: New technology helps BCOs meet cold chain challenges

The maritime community is slow to change. The old ways are the trusted ways. Yet, in a world of constant change, the maritime community is awash with opportunities. The transportation of refrigerated food supplies is predicted to grow 4 percent per year through 2020, but that growth comes with challenges. […]

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Comments Sought in Ag Water Component of FSMA

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Comments Sought in Ag Water Component of FSMA

United Fresh is encouraging anyone, including any individual, company, organization, government, etc. to, comment on FDA (or other governmental) documents including proposed rules for agriculture water requirements as part of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).The proposed rules related to agricultural water would extend the compliance dates by an additional two […]

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Co-Manufacturers Given More Time for Supply-Chain Program Requirements

November 13, 2017 3:27 pm0 comments
Co-Manufacturers Given More Time for Supply-Chain Program Requirements

FDA guidance is designed to give certain co-manufacturers more time to meet supplier approval and verification requirements under FSMA.     FDA has issued guidance designed to give certain co-manufacturers more time to meet supplier approval and verification requirements under three FSMA regulations. The Preventive Controls for Human Foods, Preventive […]

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Five ways to ensure compliance with the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA)

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Five ways to ensure compliance with the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA)

  Enacted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011. This piece of legislation aims to ensure that food supply in America, and worldwide, is safe from bacteria, illness or adverse side effect as a result of contaminated […]

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FSMA whistleblower clause protects those who report problems

November 7, 2017 3:01 pm0 comments
FSMA whistleblower clause protects those who report problems

Before the Food Safety Modernization Act, no protection from retaliation existed for privately employed food and agriculture workers who took action because of concerns about food safety. Section 402 is the FSMA’s answer to that problem. It gives those employees protection from being discharged or punished for carrying out their […]

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FSMA’s produce rule helps sprout tougher food safety measures on the farm

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FSMA’s produce rule helps sprout tougher food safety measures on the farm

Many crop producers aren’t used to regulations, so the new guidelines that start going into effect next year signify big changes in rural America. When the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, much of the focus was on the tougher standards that manufacturing and processing facilities […]

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FSMA and its Impact on Dietary Supplement Companies

November 2, 2017 2:15 pm0 comments
FSMA and its Impact on Dietary Supplement Companies

This article discusses FSMA-related regulations and stresses the impact the regulations will have on the dietary supplement industry. Introduction Since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January of 2011, regulatory professionals in the food and dietary supplement areas have been barraged.1 Seldom has one act […]

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OEFFA releases food safety planning guide

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OEFFA releases food safety planning guide

COLUMBUS — A publication released by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will help produce farmers understand what it means to develop a farm food safety plan and meet new federal food safety rules. Food Safety Planning Down on the Farm: Examples from Ohio Certified Organic Farms features […]

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