4 New Requirements in FSMA - Updates to HACCP Plans Required

4 New Requirements in FSMA - Updates to HACCP Plans Required

Whether you have read about FSMA, HARPC, Preventive Controls or 21 CFR 117, you are reading about the same thing, and it is important to understand when, how and where you must keep all of the documents and records required by the FDA to meet this regulatory framework.

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Organic Food Part 3: Dairy & Eggs, Meat & Poultry

Once a customer has moved passed the produce section of the grocery store and moved towards the side and rear of the facility, they are looking at the prepared foods, meat, dairy, poultry, fish and eggs sections (the order in which these sections are arranged depends on the individual store). I’m going to exclude fish in this writing, and will come back to farm raised vs. wild fish in a separate article (spoiler: wild fish are going to be organic, farm raised, probably not).

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Organic Food Part I: How It All Started

Because my passion is sustainable agriculture and gardening, organic certification is an issue I have strong opinions on, but I want to set those aside to focus instead on what organic means in various kinds of foods you buy.

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I Have Met The FDA And They Are Us

An Inspector General’s report came out this week in which the agency made public their concerns that the FDA is too slow in managing of recalls. From that, we can clearly deduce that the OIG is not benefiting from the speed at which the FDA does or does not move. Having run a food safety system, I thought now would be a good to time to offer some much needed perspective. To understand the FDA, my suggestion is get a mirror and look into it. That’s right, the FDA is us.

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