Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have teamed up to provide four one-day food safety training events for businesses and small farms this year.
When it comes to cleaning food production equipment, it wasn’t that long ago the only option was taking the equipment apart piece by piece, scrubbing and flushing it with chemicals and water inside and out before putting it back together again for the next run.
In January 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act came into being, and six core teams were formed to focus on six key sections: preventive standards, inspection and compliance, imports, federal/state integration, fees and reports, and studies.
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.
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.