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Features: Despite Delays in Implementation of FSMA, the Food Industry Moves Forward

The delays haven't stopped vendors who will help the food industry comply with the FSMA when it's fully enacted.

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Features: Industry Observers Predict Delays in FSMA Implementation Likely in Current Political and Economic Climate

Cost is a key impediment to widespread compliance with of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg recently said, according to Reuters. Hamburg predicted that the regulations will be released “very soon” but added that the agency would need industry cooperation to fully adopt all provisions of the law.

Features: International Supply Chain a Challenge to FSMA's Effectiveness

Ensuring safety of foreign food a significant hurdle.

Features: Training is Key to FSMA Compliance

Proper documentation of education efforts are as vital as the teaching.

Departments: Contract Labs Eye FSMA's Impact

Upswing in business likely as federal regulations take effect

Departments: Tune Up Traceability with Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP software vital to keep track of lot-specific data across entire supply chains

Departments: The Highest Calling

Over the past 100 years, the ways in which our food is produced, distributed, and regulated have changed dramatically. We have witnessed the maturation of our nation and the industry that keeps it fed. And, today, the concept of food safety is at the forefront of our national discourse. To ensure success in the future, we must be committed to learning from each of the significant—and lasting—lessons learned from our past.

News: LIMS Benefits Beverage Sector

For a long time, the food and beverage industry has relied on manual processes and a paper-based system. The introduction of FSMA has introduced the need for greater scrutiny of data, however. Regulation and legislation are pressing companies to use a secure electronic data environment, increasing the need for laboratory information management systems. Many food and beverage companies are wary of this change due to potentially high costs; however, the cost of an electronic management system can generally...

News: New Tools in the Fight for Food Safety

In April, in direct response to FSMA requirements, the FDA launched an easier-to-use version of its food recall search engine. Under the new law, the FDA was required to create a more consumer-friendly version of the food recall search site within 90 days. The new version provides recall information organized by date and presented in table format going back to 2009, and includes product brand name, product description, reason for the recall, and the recalling firm, as well as whether the recall is ongoing...

News: Key Points of FSMA

The FDA has been given the authority to issue a food recall directly, without the requirement for hard evidence of contamination. The agency is now empowered to seize food that it has any reason to believe is contaminated, adulterated, or misbranded. This change was designed to focus the FDA on prevention, moving away from its current reactive role. If the FDA issues a food recall, it also has power to suspend any food facility’s production should the agency decide that there is an associated health...

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