Identifying ‘Reasonably Foreseeable’ Hazards Just Got Easier

In 2016, I had the chance to take a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual course to familiarize myself with the requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It was an overwhelming amount of information for this non-scientist to...

Recipes for a Successful PCQI Team

One of the biggest problems that I’m seeing right now is that the actual development of the Food Safety Plan is there but for some reason, the actual team and the execution is weak. I’m not seeing a lot of good cross-functional participation when...

Risk Assessment: Is Your Supply Chain Compliant?

Consider how transformative it would be if food, beverage, and dietary supplement manufacturers and brand owners could, with the click of a button, have access to the compliance status of all of their suppliers and their materials. Companies...

Brokers, Distributors Eliminate Document 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 difficult to secure ingredients – or any other supplies – because of a lack of buying power – whether it’s based on...

FSMA Enforcement Delay Stirs Controversy

When federal regulators ask for comments to proposed rule changes, it’s a lot like a game of Marco Polo – with 300 million swimmers. Commenters either drown the agency with a flood of conflicting opinions or they barely cause a ripple.

A Look Inside TraceGains Network

Marc Simony, Vice President of TraceGains Network, shared some valuable insights into not only what TraceGains Network is, but, more importantly, what value TraceGains Network provides to both TraceGains customers and suppliers.  

American Baker's Association (ABA) Convened in Denver, CO to Discuss Key Issues

More than 60 members of the American Baker’s Association (ABA) gathered in Denver this week for the summer Federal Technical and Regulatory Affairs Committee (FTRAC) meeting.

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual: One Size Does Not Fit All Food Manufacturers

The FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation was published on September 17, 2015. It applies to facilities required to register with FDA under section 415 of the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act, and these facilities must comply if they...

Are Consumers Responsible for Driving FSMA’s FSVP?

In a roundabout way, yes. In the globalized food industry where complex supply chains are common, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) seems to have been introduced at an appropriate time for Americans.

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...