CPGs (consumer packaged goods), especially those within the food industry, operate on thin margins. Saving waste in food production of one percent can shift the profitability paradigm quickly. For this reason, the practice of lean manufacturing, which started in the automotive arena, has fully invaded food manufacturing best practices.
For small businesses, defined by the FDA as a business that employs fewer than 500 persons, there are fewer than 200 days left to become compliant with FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human/Animal Food rules (the actual compliance deadline is September 18, 2017).
From the FDA announcing it is seeking comments on foods derived from genome edited plants, to the agency removing thousands of expired food facility registrations, below are this week’s interesting reads:
With this post, we’d like to say that we're not trying to make a political statement for or against anyone. We're simply trying to assess the new dynamics unfolding in Washington and how that might affect the companies we serve. We consistently see a lot of interaction from various government agencies with TraceGains content, and we appreciate the work that you've done and continue to do to implement FSMA. It's important work and we know your jobs aren't easy. With that said, we invited Marc Sanchez, FDA and regulatory attorney, to help us sort out the likely and unlikely.
From the Campbell Soup Company announcing its latest venture, to a couple of upcoming webinars taking place soon, below are this week’s interesting reads:
Now that 2016 is behind us, we are able to reflect on the year’s progress and shortcomings. To help us better understand this from SQF’s perspective, we invited LeAnn Chuboff, Senior Technical Director for Safe Quality Food Institute, to discuss a quick recap of the compliance activities (recalls, top non-conformities, etc.) SQF saw in 2016.
From the announcement of Trump finally selected a nominee for secretary of agriculture to FDA issuing a draft guidance for sprout operations, below are this week’s interesting reads:
From the FDA announcing an updated draft guidance for the control of Listeria in RTE foods, to the flavor predictions for 2017 brought to you by FONA’s Flavor Radar, below are this week’s interesting reads:
We’re gearing up for our annual TraceGains Customer Conference and Training (TGCon), and getting pretty darn excited about it, too! 2017’s customer conference is shaping up to be slightly different than previous years, so if you haven’t had the opportunity to join us, make sure to put it on your calendar this time around.
From the FDA announcing two draft guidance documents for nutrition labeling, to the announcement of a potential oral vaccine for Salmonella, below are this week’s interesting reads: