In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law.
FSMA provides regulations and guidance to all sections of the food chain from farm to fork.
Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
Intentional Adulteration (IA)
Our staff are proficient in all aspects of FSMA, we can create and implement an FDA compliant program specific to your commodity, process and plant.
The USDA and Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) are responsible for overseeing and inspecting some meats, poultry, certain fish, and egg products.
We have experience designing and implementing program that meet these agencies regulations.
The Food Safety Modernization Act was passed in 2011 giving food facilities the responsibility to produce safe food. The FDA is more active than ever and the results of a bad food safety inspection could cost you your business. Our certified, food safety consultants can grant you peace of mind by offering a variety of compliance solutions.
The Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The rule defines Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for the safe growing of raw agricultural products.
The goal of this rule is to prevent practices during transportation that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and failure to properly protect food.
This rule, which became final in September 2015, requires food facilities to have a food safety plan in place that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls (HARPC) to minimize or prevent the identified hazards.
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GMP are now enforced under the preventive controls rule found in the food safety modernization act. Our food safety professionals can offer you guidance to assure your practices are fit for the production of safe food.
The final rule requires that importers perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards.
Is the ability to trace the location of your product or food. Traceability includes each ingredient, additive, coloring, flavoring, packaging material etc. in the event of an adverse food safety event, you must be able to identified and trace your products whereabouts.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public from terrorism targeting the food supply.
Our qualified food safety consultant educates your team and establishes strategies that mitigate your risk of allergen cross-contact. Allergen cross-contact or mislabeling are the most common reasons for food recalls and can cost companies time and resources.
Food defense is the concept of preventing intentional adulteration. Food Safety essentially focuses on prevention of unintentional adulteration. Our experts have worked with FDA and GFSI Certification Bodies to develop and implement sound food defense programs.
As an internationally recognized system, HACCP programs allow a facility to gauge their levels of risk and establish critical control points to prevent food contamination. We offer support at all stages in the development and implementation of HACCP programs.
Pathogens may be lurking in your facility. These organisms are a threat to your consumers and your brand. With simple food safety controls in place you can drastically reduce the possibility of cross-contamination.