Articles Tagged with ''FSMA''

TECH FLASH

Increasing complexity of the food chain demands improved management of supplier track and trace data

Tom Egan of PMMI discusses supplier track and trace with Food Engineering.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Is your track and trace operation suited to today’s supply web?


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TECH FLASH

FDA releases International Food Safety Capacity-Building plan

The plan is designed to expand the food safety capacity of foreign governments and agencies.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Multilateral agreements, secure data sharing and mutual recognition of food inspection reports are recommended.


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Food Defense Systems

Staff vigilance: The first line of food defense

Facing mandates to safeguard against deliberate contamination, food companies walk a fine line between implementing effective defenses and creating an uncomfortable workplace.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The joke in certain circles is that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which explicitly cites the need to guard against intentional adulteration, should more accurately be referred to as SCFEA: the Security Consultants Full Employment Act.


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FSMA Update

The devil’s in the details

Looking for some light reading material before going to bed? The first proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act are not the place to start.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The second anniversary of the signing into law of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was celebrated January 4 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the long-delayed unveiling of the first proposed regulations affecting manufacturers and their upstream partners in the food chain.


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Food Safety

Food defense and FSMA

The key to building a food defense program is risk assessment. Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.
By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Start now to evaluate current defense programs and assess the potential for intentional contamination.


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FDA seeks comment on pilot projects for improving traceability

FSMA calls for the pilot projects.
By Shane O'Halloran
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FSMA calls for the pilot projects.
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TECH FLASH

Next steps in food safety compliance measures

A glimpse at the first two provisions of FSMA and what they mean for manufacturers.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A glimpse at the first two provisions of FSMA and what they mean for manufacturers.


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TECH FLASH

3A-SSI Sanitary Standards announces FSMA-compliant equipment design criteria

The new criteria account for recently released preventative controls rules.
By Shane O'Halloran
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More effective hygienic design is a major component.


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AFFI launches FSMA self-assessment tool

Manufacturers can receive readiness scores in 11 categories.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Manufacturers can receive readiness scores in 11 categories.
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FDA extends comment period for information collection provision of FSMA rules

Industry stakeholders requested the change.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Industry stakeholders requested the change.
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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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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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