In part three of FSMA Fridays: Environmental Monitoring — Answers To Your Questions, SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender and The Acheson Group’s (TAG) founder and CEO Dr. David Acheson addressed questions from the webcast’s live audience on FSMA’s environmental monitoring requirements. Here, in part four, Acheson and Bender continue the conversation.
What was most important to our readers in the last full month of summer? Take a look back at last month by reviewing the 10 most-popular articles that appeared on Food Online in August.
SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender is joined by The Acheson Group’s (TAG) founder and CEO Dr. David Acheson to answer questions from the webcast’s live audience. In this portion of the series, Dr. Acheson details the latest happenings with FSMA.
In 1997, I was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Vet Corp responsible for the Central Mediterranean Branch in Italy. A bright Veterinarian, Leslie Huck, took me aside and showed me a checklist he was developing. The checklist was focused on intentional contamination and it made me think about how the military is always a target for acts of violence — as long as there have been armies, intentionally adulterating food has been a way to hurt them. “We are trying to protect the military’s food chain, of course this is important,” I thought.
The success of high pressure process (HPP) implementation by a large number of companies demonstrates HPP is an effective food safety measure that can be applied to mitigate risk for a variety of foods.
Authentic farmhouse cheese has been handmade at Belton Farm since the early 1800s. Founded in 1973 as a family-run enterprise, the Belton Cheese group has continued that tradition, modernizing its production techniques to meet demand from local supermarket chains and customers in Canada, USA, Australia and Europe.
This paper demonstrates how an integrated facility automation system helps life science industries attain and maintain regulatory compliance—specifically, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation s dictating electronic records. The concept of Total Environment Management is introduced, whereby a holistic view of the entire facility provides the framework not only for regulatory compliance but optimized operations. Appropriate use of electronic records and signatures is examined, as well as the practicalities of ensuring compliance through thorough system validation.
Recording and reporting data is essential to meeting critical safety parameters for food and beverage processes, but it can also provide benefits in terms of efficiency. Changing from a manual, paper-based system to digital recording can save time and money, support regulatory compliance, and ensure data integrity. This paper outlines seven ways manufacturers can benefit from digital recording and also offers advice for evaluating an automated solution.
Believing your food safety processes are of the highest standard isn't enough. Can you be certain every employee made the best food safety decisions every time they faced one? Can you support this with data? If not, ask another question: “Do you want to sit in front of a jury relying on a belief your company produced food at the highest possible standards?”
Food production operations devote entire shifts and dedicated teams to clean and sanitize plants. But how can team members really be certain that a line is sufficiently cleaned and sanitized?
This white paper looks at the most common food safety standards, their latest requirements, and explains how a product inspection program can help food manufacturers meet these requirements.
Preventing physical hazards in food continues to be challenging, and frequently, the reason for companies and/or regulatory agencies issuing recall notices. A brief review of the recalls viewable online at Recall.gov indicates that the number of recalls for physical hazards per month ranges from zero to eight involving USDA and FDA amenable products. This article will provide steps to help food companies keep physical contaminants out of food, as well detail the latest technologies helping to reduce physical contamination-related recalls.
The FDA recently requested a higher budget for the implementation of its food safety regulations that significantly impact the food industry. With new regulations, companies should stay on top of the latest changes that could impact production and profits. This article will explore some of the impacts of the evolving regulatory landscape on the food industry.