Five Tips for a Strong FSVP

Like most federal regulations, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) includes many definitions, exemptions, and jargon. Essentially, the FDA wants companies importing food into the United States to make sure it’s up to the FDA’s...

Seven Components of a Successful FSVP

Today's global marketplace – and increasingly complex supply chain – has driven more companies to look abroad for suppliers. And while sourcing internationally comes with a host of challenges, few create as much confusion as FSMA's Foreign...

FDA Announces Key FSMA Rule to Advance Food Traceability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a renewed bid to fulfill its promise to bring farm-to-table traceability to the nation’s food supply.

A Closer Look at FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program

In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says, “about 15% of the food supply is imported from more than 200 countries or territories, including 32% of fresh vegetables, 55% of fresh fruit, and at least 94% of seafood...

Brokers, Distributors Eliminate Hassles with TraceGains PassThru

There’s no other industry in today’s economy structured quite like the food business. For a lot of manufacturers, it can be challenging to secure ingredients – or any other supplies – because of a lack of buying power, whether based on quantity...

5 Ways to Make Audits Easier

Audits are serious business, wrought with regulations to remember, policies and procedures to follow, and documents to organize and analyze. Traditionally, food, beverage, and supplement manufacturers and distributors endured months of pre-audit...

FSMA Temporary Policy Updates

Conferences canceled. Movie theaters shuttered. Temperature checks at work - it’s obvious these are unprecedented times. Companies are racing to accommodate and anticipate new consumer needs and a new reality. The United States Food and Drug...

FSMA’s FSVP FAQs

FDA Attorney Marc Sanchez is a frequent national speaker on FDA compliance issues affecting the food, dietary supplements, and medical devices industries, and is also widely considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety...

3 Potential Failure Points That Could Lead to Undeclared Allergens

Undeclared allergens were the second-leading cause of recalls in the United States in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which can lead to significant consumer health issues, scrap costs, and sourcing problems. Extraneous...

What Is FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule All About?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Produce Safety covers science-based standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption. Widely considered one of the more technical FSMA rules,...