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,...

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...

Intentional Adulteration: What Does FSMA Mean?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) authored the Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration to prevent wide-scale harm to public health. Acts of food terrorism can have long-lasting impacts upon the...

FSMA Preventive Controls: Humans vs. Animals

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) establishes preventive controls for the manufacturing, processing, packing, and storing of both human and animal foods. Separate rules outline the key requirements for each, and differences do exist. For...

The Real Cost of Food Fraud

Food fraud has a long history in the United States. It began in 1883 at Purdue University. Dr. Harvey Washington Jr., a chemistry professor and lead chemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sought to crack down on food and beverage fraud.