New FSMA rules require that companies establish a food safety plan (FSP) that meets certain key requirements. Food Safety companies are responding by developing products that can help the small and medium companies be compliant with the new FSMA rules.Read More
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The Food Safety Modernization Act shifts the Food and Drug Administration's focus from reaction to prevention. Food producers are now accountable for the safety of their products.
A survey by iRely found "71% of food and beverages manufacturers believe that FSMA will require changing the way they operate." This contrasts with the 44% of them who can't point to specific parts of the act that could cause problems.Read More
The passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has brought about a period of "hurry up and wait" for the food production industry.
It was signed by President Obama on January 4, 2011 and promised to bring sweeping change to the industry in hopes of reducing the numbers of Americans who become sick or die from unsafe food each year. But while little has changed since FSMA was passed, the FDA will be starting to enforce the new food safety regulations soon, and you have to be ready.Read More
No one involved in food production ever wants to release contaminated food that could put consumers at risk. But without intensive testing, it can happen.
In addition to performing spot tests on your food products, you should also be frequently testing your plant environment. Environmental testing plays a critical role in providing the layered defense system necessary to ensure that safe, healthy, nutritious, fresh and affordable food is produced for and delivered to customers.Read More
If you work in a food plant, you know that food safety is a serious issue. If you're facing a food safety audit, you want to be as prepared as possible.
Since the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food audit standards have changed, and the food plants of today need to be prepared.Read More
Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, New York, Sprout Creek Farm is dedicated to providing agricultural education, fostering spiritual development and producing internationally award-winning cheeses.
Colin McGrath started as Sprout Creek’s head cheesemaker in 2006. Over the past ten years, he’s managed the creamery and developed their line-making artisanal cheeses from the milk of grass-fed cows and goats the age-old, traditional methods of European farmstead cheese.Read More
The CRADA is with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Center for Veterinary Medicine, and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center
CAMBRIDGE, July 21, 2016: Synthetic biology and food safety innovator Sample6 today announced the initiation of a multi-center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center (WEAC).Read More
Company Leads Innovation to Enable Preventative Food Safety –
Stop Recalls Before They Happen
CAMBRIDGE, July 14, 2016: Synthetic Biology and Food safety innovator Sample6 today announced that it was granted a new patent enabling extremely rapid and sensitive bacterial detection for the genus Listeria through the use of the proprietary phage-based luminescence assay.Read More
Today, FDA rules for food production and distribution change fast, and it can be difficult to stay on top of it all. Some of the most recent changes from the FDA revolve around the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
On September 17 of 2015, the FDA published its final rules for preventive controls in both human and animal foods. These rules require FDA-registered facilities that handle human and animal foods to monitor for hazards and implement preventive controls to mitigate pathogens.Read More