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