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All posts by: Krista Garver

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at the new ways food facilities must identify and evaluate food safety hazards, as well as the types of controls they need to put in place. In this one, we’ll examine another large piece of the FSMA pie: documentation. FSMA changes the requirements for mandatory recordkeeping and documentation of […]

With the shift from Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) to Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has redefined the way food facilities must treat food safety hazards. This article reviews the new two-step hazard analysis required under HARPC. Step 1: Hazard identification In step one, the […]

For most food facilities, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduces a new requirement to implement risk-based preventive controls. But, what exactly are they? The FDA defines preventive controls as “those risk-based, reasonably appropriate procedures, practices, and processes that a person knowledgeable about the safe manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding of food would employ to […]

One of the biggest changes the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has introduced is a transition from a reactive to a proactive approach to food safety. This is demonstrated in the shift from critical control points to preventive controls. For many companies, the implementation deadline for Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) is this […]

Compliance dates for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule start this September. Are you ready? FSMA and the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) requirements apply to almost all food facilities. But there are some exemptions as well as some areas of complexity where being informed is […]

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation deadlines are looming, with the Preventive Controls Rules for Human and Animal Food becoming mandatory for many facilities this September. To help you prepare for this upcoming deadline, as well as for the future, here is a quick overview of the seven core FSMA rules. Preventive Controls for […]

In this series, FPSA members share their experiences at PROCESS EXPO and offer insights into how to maximize trade show ROI. Today’s interviewee is Ashley Riley, the Senior Marketing Manager at industrial cleaning product manufacturer Nilfisk. How was your experience at PROCESS EXPO 2015? Excellent. This was our first at PROCESS EXPO since 2009, when […]

In this series, FPSA members share their experiences at PROCESS EXPO and offer insights into how to maximize trade show ROI. Today’s interviewee is Camilla Howard, the Marketing Director at thermal food processing equipment manufacturer Unitherm Food Systems. How was your experience at PROCESS EXPO 2015? Very successful. PROCESS EXPO is always our favorite show, […]