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FSMA Update: FDA Revises Q&A Draft Guidance on Food Facility Registration

January 28, 2017 7:38 am0 comments
FSMA Update: FDA Revises Q&A Draft Guidance on Food Facility Registration

By way of background, on July 14, 2016, FDA issued a final rule to amend and update the Agency’s food facility registration requirements and implement revisions mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To support industry compliance with the updated food facility registration requirements, on November 7, 2016, FDA issued a Draft […]

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Why we need to wake up and truly consider the meaning of the FSMA

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Why we need to wake up and truly consider the meaning of the FSMA

The key concepts that exist in US food regulation are those of adulteration and misbranding, essentially making sure that neither is food contaminated nor its packaging misleading.To European eyes until relatively recently quite a number of the key US pieces of food law could look quite dated. For adulteration some […]

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Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

January 2, 2017 9:28 am0 comments
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is requiring significant changes for food companies, and allergen controls are one area of focus. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t yet released its final guidance on allergens, it’s never too early for businesses to take a closer look at what […]

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FDA: Education is the key to getting on track with FSMA

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FDA: Education is the key to getting on track with FSMA

While the compliance dates have already arrived and passed for the preventive controls rules for human and animal food for large food and beverage processors, FDA recently reminded small businesses and very small businesses that they must comply with the same rules by Sept. 18, 2017 and Sept. 17, 2018 […]

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GlobalG.A.P. releases new FSMA guide

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GlobalG.A.P. releases new FSMA guide

GlobalG.A.P. has published a new guide for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The GlogbalG.A.P. User’s Guide and Self Assessment for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance supports Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) users in efficiently meeting Produce Safety Rule (Produce Rule) requirements. IFA is one of the the most […]

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Don’t wait to comply with FSMA requirements, expert warns

December 11, 2016 11:23 am0 comments
Don’t wait to comply with FSMA requirements, expert warns

ORLAND, Calif. — Growers and other agricultural businesses shouldn’t wait until next year’s deadlines to begin complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s requirements, an industry expert advises. Federal officials are already inspecting large processing facilities for preventive controls for human food and animal feed, whose deadlines were in September, […]

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PMMI report offers insight, tips for dealing with FSMA

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PMMI report offers insight, tips for dealing with FSMA

As the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continue to roll-out, food safety and compliance with the new rules remains top of mind for food processors. Putting process control in place to enhance food safety but also improve food quality has become critical. FSMA was signed into […]

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AHPA Webinar a Roadmap to FSMA Compliance

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AHPA Webinar a Roadmap to FSMA Compliance

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is called “the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years,” by FDA, the agency tasked with enforcing it. Spurred by contamination of food that lead to millions of sick people and animals, FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. […]

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FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough

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FSMA Training: HACCP Isn’t Enough

As the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deadlines pass or quickly approach, companies subject to FSMA must create and implement a food safety Plan (also referred to as Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls or HARPC). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final rules implementing new preventive controls for […]

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Food and Bev Ready to Meet FSMA Requirements

October 29, 2016 5:42 am0 comments
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The first major compliance date for the Food & Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) occurred on September 19, 2016. It requires large manufacturers of human and animal food to meet preventive controls and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMPS) requirements. That means having a safety system in place that includes an […]

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