There is no denying the complexities of FSMA and the demands it places on large companies in the food industry. In-depth record-keeping accompanying extensive preventative control measures are a headache for food processors - at best. The real complications enter, however, when the responsibility of large companies increases exponentially with the requirement of an FSVP. It is difficult to [...]
FSMA is a hot topic and the internet is constantly flooded with explanations, tips, and a lot of discussion. But what is missing from the discussion? Here are 5 things that have been overlooked in the headlines and the compliance frenzy: 1. Who has the upper hand? Although FSMA affects food suppliers as a whole, the requirements set some [...]
The FDA is Coming Tomorrow. Are You Ready to Answer These 10 Questions About Your Foreign Suppliers?
With all of the new requirements of FSMA, it can be difficult to know where to focus with your FSVP. Would you be ready for an FDA inspection tomorrow? Here are 10 important questions to ask yourself to ensure that your foreign suppliers are on the right track: 1. Does FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program apply to me? If [...]
FSMA is Here. How Do You Manage 1,000 Food Suppliers? The advent of the FSMA in the US means that everyone in your supplier network can expect an inspector to knock at some point, underlining the imperative for supplier accountability to compliance teams. Brand revenue and reputation ride on the outcome. […]