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Pet food, feed facilities have new tool for FSMA compliance

June 26, 2017 5:20 am0 comments
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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Are you ready for FSMA?

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Are you ready for FSMA?

Armed with clipboards, swabs and a keen eye, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has slowly begun assessing bakery operations across the country. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), baking facilities will undergo inspections verifying that preventive controls are in place. And while being prepared for an unannounced inspection […]

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Nine FSMA violations baking operations often overlook

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Nine FSMA violations baking operations often overlook

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has forced baking facilities to be inspection-ready at all times. From maintaining records to training staff, there is a myriad of tasks that must be constantly performed, observed and documented. Although some processes may fall through the cracks, even the smallest oversights could lead […]

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SmartWash Solutions training focuses on FSMA

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SmartWash Solutions training focuses on FSMA

Customers of Salinas, Calif.-based SmartWash Solutions recently went through a comprehensive training to ensure they were current on how to use the companies products, with a focus on Food Safety Modernization Act mandates. Water, which the FSMA identifies as one of the largest contributors to foodborne illness outbreaks, was a […]

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FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops

May 1, 2017 5:23 am0 comments
Grape irrigation near Sunnyside, Washington on June 11, 2014. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Registration for the Washington State FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshops is now open. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will host two workshops in collaboration with the Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS) from UC Davis, the Northwest Horticultural Council and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, on May 9 […]

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FSMA For Meat and Poultry?

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FSMA For Meat and Poultry?

When it was signed into law in January 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represented the most comprehensive reform of food safety laws in over 70 years. While FSMA is focused on prevention and accountability for food products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the law does […]

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Offering solutions for FSMA compliance

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Offering solutions for FSMA compliance

The U.S. feed industry manufactures around 190 million tonnes per year, in approximately 6,000 feed mills, with broiler feed production leading the way, followed by swine, layers, dairy and beef. In this context, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations (first part), including the animal food rule, went into effect […]

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FSMA, Nutrition Panel Changes among Burdensome Federal Regulations, Industry Tells DOC

April 17, 2017 11:31 am0 comments
FSMA, Nutrition Panel Changes among Burdensome Federal Regulations, Industry Tells DOC

Members of the food and dietary supplement industries were among those who responded to a March 9, 2017 request from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for input on the impact of “Burdensome Federal Regulations and Construction Permitting Process on Domestic Manufacturing.” Comments were due by March 31, 2017. Some of the suggestions from […]

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Produce industry joins call for FSMA funds

April 1, 2017 8:19 am0 comments
Produce industry joins call for FSMA funds

With the Food Safety Modernization Act adding new audits, procedures and practices with the enforcement power of the U.S. federal government, produce industry trade associations and other groups representing food, are asking Congress to provide adequate funding for food-safety measures. On March 15, 21 organizations sent a letter to the […]

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Complying with FSMA: Is your fleet ready?

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Complying with FSMA: Is your fleet ready?

The date for carriers to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new food safety rule is around the corner. The rule falls under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which passed in 2011 in response to listeria and salmonella outbreaks mainly stemming from the manufacturing, processing, and handling of food. […]

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