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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 [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:59:04+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Food, FSMA, Supplier Management|

FSMA Inspection Checklist – What to Do 30 days, 30 hours, and 30 minutes Before Your Inspection

All of the articles and tips flying around the food industry regarding FSMA almost sound like a ticking clock -- reminding us that inspections are just around the corner. Practical steps for compliance are a necessity and most can be prioritized according to a certain time frame. In this article, we will discuss what should be accomplished 30 days, [...]

By | 2018-03-06T12:09:34+00:00 February 26th, 2018|CGMP, FDA Inspections, FDA-Regulated Industry, Food, FSMA|

3 Steps to Set Up Your Foreign Supplier Verification Program in the Next 30 Days

With a couple of words, the FDA drastically altered the expectations of food processors. Those words were: “shifts accountability.” The impact of the FSMA for major companies largely comes down to this transfer as food processors are now responsible for every supplier along the line of bringing products from the farm to the table. One major aspect is the [...]

By | 2018-03-06T12:15:42+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Food, FSMA|

FSMA in a Nutshell

FSMA has sent food suppliers into a frenzy, but what does it really entail? While there is much information on the topic, a simplified, initial outline is close to nonexistent.  We decided to fix this problem by providing this resource for those attempting to wrap their minds around what this new act really means. […]

By | 2018-03-06T12:17:43+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Food, FOOD - Featured, FSMA|