Articles Tagged with ''FSMA''

PMA submits comments to FDA on final FSMA proposals

On behalf of its members, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has submitted its comments to FDA on the four supplemental proposals under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on produce safety, preventative controls for human food, foreign supplier verification programs and preventative controls for animal feed.


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FDA to hold public meeting on FSMA updates

FDA has announced a public meeting on November 13 to discuss proposed changes to four rules originally proposed in 2013 to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Food Safety

FSMA HARPC Update

While it may not seem like much is happening, a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.
If you’re in the seafood or juice industry, each of which fall under HACCP rules, FSMA’s HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls) doesn’t apply to your business—and probably won’t in the future.


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Food Safety

HARPC: Will it be that different?

Is there a way processors can ensure food safety management systems will meet the final FSMA regulations? There is no guarantee, but some programs will increase your odds.
FDA is getting closer to finalizing the regulations for the enforcement of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA).


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FDA registration for food facilities begins

The renewal period for food facilities to register with FDA indicating what types of foods it produces or holds at each facility began Oct. 1.


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FDA revises four proposed FSMA rules

When finalized, the rules will implement portions of FSMA to help prevent foodborne illness
The revisions seek to be more flexible, practical and targeted.


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FDA revises proposed rules to improve food safety

In response to public comment, FDA has revised four proposed rules to help prevent food-borne illness that when finalized will implement portions of FSMA, the government agency announced Friday.


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State of Food Manufacturing

The state of food manufacturing: The need for speed

A focus on lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands.
One glance at this year’s Food Engineering State of Manufacturing survey indicates, that for the most part, food and beverage processors are facing a lot of issues—many the same as last year.


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OSHA enforcing new whistleblower protections under FSMA

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association has notified its members that OSHA is now enforcing new whistleblower protections under a provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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GMA launches initiative to increase transparency in GRAS additives

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced a five-part initiative last week to advance and modernize the procedures used to assess the safety of “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) ingredients used in food.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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