Articles Tagged with ''FSMA''

Extra $50 million for FSMA

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A House and Senate Conference Committee finally came to an agreement on an extra $50 million for the FDA’s 2012 budget.


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FDA vs. USDA: Who regulates what?

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Generating data that can’t be used for improvements is useless.


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Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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Industry braces for FSMA

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A year after passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food companies await regulatory proposals for preventive controls and other requirements of the new law.


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Much more can be done if there is adequate funding

Food Safety Working Group looks ahead

Future directions will improve food safety in domestic and import products
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If Santa Claus were real, he'd have to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Is Santa breaking all the rules?

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Santa will have to get in step with FSMA as he imports uninspected candy from unregistered plants at the North Pole.
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FSMA will Drive FDA to Form Partnerships

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While food safety has been viewed as a non-competitive practice in the food industry, FDA’s limited funding will inevitably cause it to partner with other groups to satisfy the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to David Acheson in a recent Leavitt Partners blog. How FDA partners with third parties will vary depending on geographical location.


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Regulatory Watch

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FSMA's effectiveness is questioned. President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) nearly a year ago, but whether the new law will be fully implemented anytime soon remains an open question.
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Supply Chain: Demand-driven production

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Mastery of the supply chain can yield tremendous cost savings for food companies, but only if production is aligned with what will sell in the months ahead.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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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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