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 supplement, and medical device industries, and is also widely considered a leading voice in understanding the Food Safety Modernization...

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,...

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs: How Can You Get Started?

The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals is a welcomed ally in the continued effort to increase supply chain transparency for U.S....

Preventative Controls for Animal Food: Who Is Covered?

Feed supplied to livestock and the food we provide our pets is subject to the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the manufacturing,...

FSMA and Animal Food: What You Need to Know

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) includes Preventive Controls for Animal Food. Facilities must establish a food safety plan containing an analysis of hazards and determine which need to be controlled...