FSMA Compliance Begins in September with Preventive Controls

Now that the compliance enforcement date for the final Preventive Controls rules is effective (September 2016) are you ready?  Want to know exactly what you need to do to comply? Dr. Hilary Thesmar says that’s the #1 question she is asked when meeting with industry trading partners, and she’s here to help. Take a few minutes to watch the video to …

Karen SicklesFSMA Compliance Begins in September with Preventive Controls

FSMA Finalizes Food Defense: How You’re Expected to Prevent Intentional Adulteration

Food fraud amounts to $49 billion lost annually, and 10% of food purchased is likely adulterated, according to a recent industry group’s news release. Whether you’re a retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer or distributor, you have a key role in preventing the intentional adulteration of food. Dr. Hilary Thesmar wraps up the FSMA webinar series sponsored by ReposiTrak with key points about …

Karen SicklesFSMA Finalizes Food Defense: How You’re Expected to Prevent Intentional Adulteration

How to Keep your Products out of the Papers and your People out of Prison

Recent headlines are full of companies being investigated by the FDA after people report being sickened, hospitalized or worse.  Yes, the FDA has declared a war on pathogens and they’re making good on their promise to enforce FSMA through litigation. Are you aware that company executives can be held liable even if they didn’t know they were doing anything wrong? Are you …

Karen SicklesHow to Keep your Products out of the Papers and your People out of Prison

FSMA Finalizes Sanitary Transportation: Impact of Key Changes

The Sanitary Transportation rule has long been considered the ‘sleeper’ rule because of its potential to have the broadest impact in the food supply chain.  Information concerning the type of food product, maintenance of proper temperature and performance of required cleaning procedures will generate stacks of additional records that all need to be available for FDA inspection.  Are you ready? …

Karen SicklesFSMA Finalizes Sanitary Transportation: Impact of Key Changes

FSMA Ready? Here’s Your To-do List

It’s obvious that when Dr. Hilary Thesmar, VP FMI Food Safety Programs speaks about FSMA, people listen.  Regarding the five finalized rules that comprise the seven major FSMA rules, here are just a few of the questions she answers for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers: Does FSMA apply to my company? Which FSMA rules do I need to follow? When do …

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Product Recall Insurance: Are You Really Covered?

Many companies are surprised to find out that their current policies for product insurance would not provide them coverage during the unfortunate event of a product recall.  Have you checked your coverages lately? Product recall insurance is becoming increasingly more important for several reasons: To satisfy contractual requirements with customers who employ a risk transfer approach Costs related to product …

Karen SicklesProduct Recall Insurance: Are You Really Covered?

GFSI Audit Readiness & FSMA: What You Need to Know

Many companies believe that if they’re GFSI Certified, they’re completely ready for all that FDA is looking for under FSMA.  Is that true, or is there more to know about FSMA’s seven major rules and GFSI certification?  Claudio Bausa, VP of QSPS Consulting, LLC speaks to the value and benefits of GFSI and how audit readiness can be achieved.  Best of …

Karen SicklesGFSI Audit Readiness & FSMA: What You Need to Know

FSMA Finalizes FSVP & 3rd Party Auditor Rules: What You Need to Know

Who has to comply with the FSVP rule?  Are you the importer of record?  What do you have to do if you are considered the importer?  What additional requirements related to qualified individuals did this rule introduce?  How does the Accredited Third Party Certification rule apply? Who can be an accredited third party auditor?  What is the Voluntary Qualified Importer …

Karen SicklesFSMA Finalizes FSVP & 3rd Party Auditor Rules: What You Need to Know

FSMA Finalizes Produce Safety Rule: What’s Now Required

  Is your business considered a primary production or secondary activities farm?  Are there exemptions that your business may qualify under?  Are you required to document your exemption? Find out how can you determine if the rule applies to you.  Dr Hilary Thesmar, VP, FMI Food Safety Programs and Melanie Neumann, CFO, The Acheson Group discuss each segment of the …

Karen SicklesFSMA Finalizes Produce Safety Rule: What’s Now Required