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    The Trump Administration or Whistleblowers: Which Might Have More Impact on FSMA Compliance?

    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).

    FSMA and the New Congress: What’s Likely and Unlikely to Happen

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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?

    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.

    Decoding the FDA’s Draft Guidance for HARPC

    The FDA published Draft Guidance on Preventive Controls for Human Food in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. With over 200 pages thus far, the industry guidance represents the agency's current thinking on the development of food safety plans and hazard analysis as required by the Preventive Controls rule. 

    So…What Are the Exact Compliance Dates for FSMA Rules?

    Have you ever tried reading all of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules, subsequent amendments, exceptions, and Federal Register notices to try to determine which rules apply to your company and what deadline matches your business’ function and company size?

    A FSMA Club Recap

    With the first Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance date for a good portion of food and beverage companies quickly approaching (September 19, 2016), it’s good to get any of those lingering questions regarding certain portions to the rules answered before it’s too late.

    What Is FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule All About? (Part Two)

    This post is part two in our two-part series.You can find part one here.

    In our previous post, What Is FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule All About?, we outlined the details regarding agricultural water, biological soil amendments, and sprouts. This article digs deeper into the other sections of this rule: worker health/hygiene, standards for food contact surfaces, and standards for domesticated/wild animals.