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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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Complying with FSMA: an update of options for motor carriers

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Complying with FSMA: an update of options for motor carriers

In a previous article, CCJ reported on how new rules from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) might impact transporters of temperature-sensitive food products. CCJ recently spoke with Brian Mathis, Esq., from Taylor and Associates Attorneys, to get a better understanding of the rule and its implications to the transportation industry. In 2013 the FDA proposed the […]

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With Some Extensions, FSMA Is in Effect. Are You Ready?

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With Some Extensions, FSMA Is in Effect. Are You Ready?

The first of the compliance dates for FSMA is in the books, and with it came midnight-hour reprieves for some through extended deadlines, relief for others in the form of five chapters of draft guidance, and questions remaining for many with FDA’s promise of nine more guidance chapters to be […]

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Report: Food Processors Choose Procedural Changes Over New Equipment for FSMA

October 23, 2016 10:16 am0 comments
Report: Food Processors Choose Procedural Changes Over New Equipment for FSMA

According to a new report compiled by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), food processors are having to change their equipment procedures in order to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). PMMI’s “2016 Food Safety Modernization Act Update Report” suggests that FSMA is […]

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Now is the Time for Compliance with FSMA and HARPC

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Now is the Time for Compliance with FSMA and HARPC

If your food processing facility hasn’t taken a close look at the new provisions that have rolled out this month as part of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), the time has come to pay attention. September 2016 marks the date companies have to be in compliance with FSMA. This […]

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FDA Director Answers “What’s Next” Questions on FSMA Compliance

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FDA Director Answers “What’s Next” Questions on FSMA Compliance

With the first major compliance dates having arrived Sept. 19 for the preventive controls rules for human and animal food under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA published the following Q&A on the rules and “What’s Next.” Some members of the food industry have expressed concern and uncertainty […]

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