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The Food Safety Blog

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FSMA  |  Food Safety

Problems that Hinder FSMA Compliance and Strategies to Solve Them

Is your food manufacturing company in full compliance with FSMA yet? The clock is ticking, and deadlines are fast approaching. In fact, compliance dates for some companies have already passed. If you’re behind the timeline, it’s essential to get up to speed before noncompliance penalties are at your doorstep. Implementing the plans and procedures necessary to fulfill FSMA requirements isn’t a quick or easy effort. You may be intimidated by the time commitment and complexity, but that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to ignore your compliance responsibility. Don’t jeopardize your operations or your brand by letting these problems and challenges get in the way of meeting FSMA regulations.

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FSMA  |  Food Safety

Are All Environmental Monitoring Programs (EMPs) Created Equal?

Getting your manufacturing operation up to speed with the tremendous transformation happening in the food safety arena requires an authentic shift in mindset and approach. It means adopting a more proactive, preventative plan to address the danger of pathogens. To minimize risk and meet rigorous FSMA requirements, you need a strong environmental monitoring program (EMP) in place. Unfortunately, not all EMPs are created and run the same way, and therefore don’t provide the same amount of protection and risk management! It’s critical to step up and strengthen you EMP, and do it in a way that is specific to the food you produce and will fit your unique facility best. Not sure what to look for?

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How to Find & Prevent Contamination in Food Processing Plants

Do you know how to find and prevent contamination in your plants?

Use this checklist to help avoid Tens of Millions in damage costs, severe brand equity loss, and unexpected food audits.

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FSMA  |  Food Recall  |  Food Safety

Your Plant is FSMA Compliant, But Will That Save You From a Food Recall?

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is rolling out to companies large and small, and with the new compliance mandates comes greater responsibility on the part of food processors and manufacturers. It’s big news in the industry, and hopefully you’ve implemented the requisite plans and procedures to meet the evolving demands of proactive food safety. But does FSMA compliance mean you’ve significantly lowered the risk of a food recall?

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FSMA  |  Food Safety

Risk Management in the Food Industry: Who’s Really in Charge?

All along the food chain -- from producers and processors to retailers and consumers -- safety risks exist. Food is susceptible to contamination at many points in its journey. For food processing plants, this means it is necessary to establish and maintain strict, proactive practices for safe food production and handling. But, ultimately, who’s in charge of this effort? Where does responsibility for food safety risk management reside?

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CONTROL  |  DETECT  |  FSMA  |  Food Safety  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Regulations explained  |  Sample6

How Sample6 is making the Industry Safer

Our approach is three-fold: First and foremost, we protect your brand! Second, we help you comply with existing and new rules and regulations! Third, we reduce your risk while producing food and serving customers!

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FSMA  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Food Safety and Cost

Add Revenue to Your Bottom Line with Proper Food Safety Testing

FSMA shifts FDA’s focus from reaction to prevention and makes food producers accountable for the safety of their products. Better food safety practices are always good for business and will help you differentiate your business from your competition and can help increase your top and bottom line. Good food safety practices have an impact on your bottom line. Your best-in-class food safety practices will be recognized by consumers and valued, allowing you to advance your business.

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