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    Decoding the FDA’s Draft Guidance for HARPC

    The FDA published Draft Guidance on Preventive Controls for Human Food in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. With over 200 pages thus far, the industry guidance represents the agency's current thinking on the development of food safety plans and hazard analysis as required by the Preventive Controls rule. 

    HACCP and HARPC: Key Differences and Definitions

    The CDC estimates that roughly 48 million people fall victim to foodborne illness each year, which results in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. This is why food safety is a major concern for those involved in the food industry, and why we are now faced with the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years—the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). But let’s take a step back for a second…