Leveraging Your SQFI Audit Database to Automate Supplier Approval Programs…and More

Digging through files or binders to prepare for an audit getting you down? Are you looking to automate how you approve suppliers and maintain all the required regulatory and business documents? You’re in luck!  Your audit registration and results reporting are already managed using the technology that can help you expand audit compliance to your entire food safety program. As …

Karen SicklesLeveraging Your SQFI Audit Database to Automate Supplier Approval Programs…and More

FSVP – What Should be Verified, Whether You’re the Importer or Not

Do you have a Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) in place? Or more importantly, are you able to verify that your “Importer” has all the required records? Dr. Hilary Thesmar, VP Food Safety Programs with FMI helps you identify if you’re the “Importer” and what’s required to comply with FSMA’s FSVP rule. Importantly, if you are not the “Importer”, you’ll …

Karen SicklesFSVP – What Should be Verified, Whether You’re the Importer or Not

Leverage Your Supplier Approval Program to Proactively Reduce Your Risk

Managing risk no longer falls just to the risk managers in your organization. Food Safety managers are now on point to protect their companies as some are reporting that over one-third of all recalls are caused by ingredient suppliers. Are you employing strategies to adequately transfer risk? Your insurance coverage as well as your vendors’ coverage plays an important role …

Karen SicklesLeverage Your Supplier Approval Program to Proactively Reduce Your Risk

Recall, FSMA & Criminal Risk: How They Affect Your People & Your Brand

According to Shawn K. Stevens, founder of FoodIndustry Counsel, the industry’s only dedicated food litigators, whether you’re the food safety director, or the CEO, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of being on the receiving end of legal litigation.  If you missed the live webinar, catch up by viewing the archived session and check out key ways …

Karen SicklesRecall, FSMA & Criminal Risk: How They Affect Your People & Your Brand

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?