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Preventive Controls for Human Foods

Produce group applauds extension of food safety deadlines

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The extension and clarification of compliance dates released Aug. 23 by FDA, combined with the draft guidance documents released Aug. 23-24, enable the fresh produce industry to better understand how to comply with the applicable rules. We appreciate that FDA heard and responded to our concerns and requests. FDA recognizes that packinghouses should have the same… Continue Reading

Largest food facilities must meet preventive rule by Sept. 16

“It’s a lot to take in — like drinking from a fire hose.” That’s how Donna Garren, regulatory affairs and technical specialist with the American Frozen Food Institute, describes the challenge that food facilities are grappling with as they move toward the deadline for compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s preventive controls rule for… Continue Reading

Extra certification courses precede Food Safety Summit this year

When someone who’s been in the food auditing industry since before GFS1 says this is the year to attend the annual Food Safety Summit, you know something’s up. “This summit is unique,” said Patricia Wester, owner of PA Wester Consulting and instructor for the Food Safety Auditor Training certification course set for the two days… Continue Reading