Allergens & FSMA: What You Need To Know

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) established many updated essential regulations. Still, allergen controls and the revised Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that support them could arguably be some of the most important. FSMA’s Hazard...

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual: The What, Who, Why and How

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) rule relies heavily upon tasks performed by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI).

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.

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...