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

July 10, 2017 6:59 am0 comments
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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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 am1 comment
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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