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.
FDA has filed a complaint with the US Department of Justice seeking to stop Detroit-based Scotty’s Incorporated from preparing and distributing its ready-to-eat sandwiches because of the company’s reported failure to comply with regulations.
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.
As FDA regulations spell out in 21 CFR Part 110, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) or current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) are the basics you need to know and perform to keep the food products you make free of adulteration—whether from bacteria or chemicals.
Pennsylvania airline food manufacturer Gourmail Inc., doing business as Jyoti Natural Foods, was issued a warning letter in May from FDA for violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices during a recent inspection.
Intended to help support small food manufacturing businesses, the Food Standards Agency released MyHACCP, a free web tool to help businesses in the United Kingdom develop their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management system.