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Complying with FSMA: an update of options for motor carriers

October 29, 2016 5:38 am0 comments
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it came midnight-hour reprieves for some through extended deadlines, relief for others in the form of five chapters of draft guidance, and questions remaining for many with FDA’s promise of nine more guidance chapters to be […]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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FSMA update: Is your organization informed and aware?

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FSMA update: Is your organization informed and aware?

Food safety expert Gary Kestenbaum provides updated suggestions for packaging industry quality and safety managers regarding FSMA rules.   Welcome to autumn, readers!  Now that vacations are over and we are between critical seasons, it’s a great time to (re)focus on the latest updates to and requirements of the Food […]

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FSMA compliance: What it means and how it will impact recalls

October 8, 2016 8:03 am0 comments
FSMA compliance: What it means and how it will impact recalls

Food in the United States is about to get safer. But it also is likely to see more recalls. The FDA’s long-awaited first Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules take effect for large manufacturers next week. On Sept. 19, the FDA will begin enforcing the preventive controls rules for human food and […]

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FDA begins building the FSMA produce program with $21.8 million to states

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FDA begins building the FSMA produce program with $21.8 million to states

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has been insistent FDA fund already-strapped state agencies charged with implementing the massive FSMA program, particularly the new produce rules. Planning is essential as large farms will need to comply with the first federal produce safety rule beginning in January 2018. […]

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FDA’s Ostroff details pressure to use new FSMA recall tools

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FDA’s Ostroff details pressure to use new FSMA recall tools

MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA, U.S. — Under pressure from the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration is exploring more aggressive steps to reduce the incidence of food-borne illness in the United States, said Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at […]

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Post-FSMA Food Safety Inspection: Are You Ready?

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Post-FSMA Food Safety Inspection: Are You Ready?

With FSMA rules moving to the compliance stage, food companies must prepare appropriately to best respond to the requirements and, correspondingly, to additional inspections. These inspections are in addition to others, including GFSI with its emphasis on unannounced level audits for some schemes. For example, these audits may be required […]

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