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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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In defence of the FSMA regulations

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In defence of the FSMA regulations

  Why are the regulations so key? FSMA (the US Food Safety Modernization Act) is the first major change in US food safety regulations for several decades and it radically alters the game for US food companies. Apart from this it further drives change over the global supply chain for a […]

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FSMA is here to stay and companies must be prepared

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FSMA is here to stay and companies must be prepared

The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a “big deal and is here to stay,” Joseph Levitt, partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, Washington, told soft wheat millers participating in the annual spring conference of the North American Millers’ Association on Marco Island on March 13. Mr. Levitt […]

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FSMA: PWRtrade a Potential Scam

March 11, 2017 6:03 am0 comments
FSMA: PWRtrade a Potential Scam

The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has included PWRtrade.com in its list of potential scam brokers. The brokerage company has also received numerous complaints regarding its withdrawal and fraud actions. PWRtrade is owned by GN Capital Ltd and located in the Marshall Islands with an additional address at […]

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FSMA answers: Preparing your facility

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Laura Grunenfelder
Staff of the Northwest Horticultural Council on March 9, 2015 in Yakima, Washington. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

What should I be doing to prepare my facility for the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule? While there are still areas of the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule that need clarification for the fresh produce industry, there is plenty that facilities can do now to work toward […]

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Are Your Foreign Suppliers Ready For FSMA?

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Are Your Foreign Suppliers Ready For FSMA?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) plays a large role in global food safety, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule is something every U.S. importer needs to be aware of, since compliance to FSVP begins May 2017. Let’s review how to help your suppliers be ready. The rule […]

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Putting your FSMA plans in writing

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Roughly 13 growers attended the food safety plan workshop, which cost an extra registration fee and required a seven-hour training the previous day. Others in attendance were members of the Produce Safety Alliance and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, an agency that audits on behalf of the federal government. (Ross Courtney/Good Fruit Grower)

Huddled over a laptop in a Syracuse, New York, basement meeting room, Eric Darrow and his father, Nate, debated about what to do if they caught an employee violating their food safety plan. The owners of New York’s Saratoga Apple farm both favored a three-strikes type of policy, but they […]

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AgGateway focuses on grain traceability for FSMA standards

March 4, 2017 5:13 am0 comments
AgGateway focuses on grain traceability for FSMA standards

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Grain producers and handlers may soon have more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), due to a collaborative effort by AgGateway members to create standards for grain-handling information management companies involved in the effort, […]

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