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    Practical Compliance Tips for FSMA from Top Food and Beverage Companies

    While the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules have all been finalized for quite a few months now, there are still significant amounts of confusion and questions regarding implementation and what companies actually need to do from a food safety standpoint.

    Oops We Did it Again… TraceGains Makes Food Logistics Top 100

    We did it again! TraceGains has once again been honored as one of Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers in 2016. This marks the fourth year in a row that TraceGains’ food safety software has been recognized for its innovative solutions in the food and beverage industry.

    Friday Food News: Coca-Cola CEO Steps Down, Penn State FSMA Certification, and Amazon’s New Grocery Store

    From Amazon adopting an entirely new concept for the typical grocery shopping experience, to the announcement of Coca-Cola’s CEO stepping down, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    Operational Transparency: What It Is and Why You Need It

    One area of importance that routinely pops up within the food and beverage industry is this area of traceability and trust/transparency. Trust is not a nice-to-have soft attribute anymore, but can ultimately mean the difference between success and failure. This is why trust and food safety go hand in hand. If you don’t agree, just ask Chipotle how important rebuilding consumer trust is to their bottom line and how difficult it’s been. At the end of the day for all of us, there’s nothing quite as personal as the food we consume and feed our families. 

    Take Our FSMA Stress Test to See If You're Ready

    Compliance requirements for the Food Safety Modernization Act are well underway, with large companies already needing to comply with the Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food rules. Next up is the Sanitary Transportation rule followed closely by the Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule.

    Friday Food News: No on Carrageenan, Sustainable Packaging, and Grocers Going Digital

    From the announcement regarding the allowance of carrageenan in organic products, to a new report indicating a digital revolution within the grocery channel, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    FDA Inspections: Rights and Reasonableness

    When it comes to FDA inspections, it’s rules, and the new rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) inspections, what are the core rights and responsibilities of your facility?

    Friday Food News: Simulated FDA Inspections, Personalized Nutrition, and TraceGains Is Hiring

    From AIB announcing new simulated FDA inspections for FSMA, to nutrition plans that are extremely personalized, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    Friday Food News: Guidance Issued for Hazards, GMA on Sodium Reduction, and Vertical Farms?

    From the release of a new draft guidance for industry which describes hazards, to the almost-complete-construction on the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, below are this week’s interesting reads:

    Supply Chain Transparency and FSMA

    With the finalization of all rules that make up the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and compliance dates already in effect for the Preventive Controls rules for large companies, one common denominator stands out amongst them all: the increased need for supply chain transparency.