Showing items tagged as Food Safety

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    The New Era of Food Safety Is Digital

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to build on the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) to use digitization to improve food safety. This “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” introduces concepts that fully embrace technological innovation and encourage food companies to use digitization to avoid future problems while complying with FSMA.

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    Top 5 Up-and-Coming Trends for Nutraceuticals in 2018

    Business is booming for nutraceuticals as consumers turn to vitamins, minerals, herbs, innovative foods and other natural products to improve their health. The industry has expanded its focus to not just provide natural, clean products but also innovative, high-quality ones. The five biggest trends for 2018 reflect this, bringing new steps and creativity to the product development process.

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  • Required Records of Selected Regulations Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

    The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA (2011), has dominated the conversation in food safety circles for quite some time now. Compliance dates are arriving, and companies are realizing there is a lot to be done to become compliant. Companies that traditionally had little to no contact with the FDA (if everything was going right) are now seeing activity, whether anticipated or not.

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  • The “New Normal” for FDA Enforcement of the Food Industry: What You Need to Know and How to Prepare

    With the parade of headlines announcing a new food-borne illness investigation, recall, or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement action continuing unabated, food company executives, quality assurance officers, and legal counsel are struggling to understand the new food enforcement paradigm.  Although every situation and company is different, in this article we identify four key developments that all food companies need to be aware of, as well as key steps that will help to prepare

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  • What Do Food Facility Auditors Really Want? A Practical Guide to Reducing Your Audit Stress Level

    Third party audits are critically important to food companies. They are the primary tool your customers use to determine if adequate food safety systems are in place. This article covers some of the strategies and tactics you should employ to maximize your chances of a successful audit.

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  • Supplier Approval Challenges Under FSMA

    As a food safety and regulatory consultant, I work with diverse clients who face many different challenges with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation. The ones that are the hardest to address fall into the intersection between company policy and regulatory requirements. Supply-chain approval is a major challenge for many larger corporate clients, as well as smaller clients who must remain flexible to maintain profitability. The requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Prog

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  • Coming Soon to a Pharma Inspection Near You: The Program Alignment Group (PAG) Plan

    There have been at least four FDA initiatives, in the works for some time that, in the coming years, will change the way pharmaceutical (and indeed all FDA) inspections are conducted. We think you should know about these initiatives, and how they are likely to affect the way companies prepare for, and deal with, FDA inspections. Today, we are going to discuss the Program Alignment Group (PAG) plan, arguably the least controversial of the four. Over the next few weeks we will discuss the other three programs that are likely to dramatically affect the inspection landscape.

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