Foreign Supplier Verification

We continue to do blogs on the importance of food safety and the regulatory environment that we, as a food-manufacturing ecosystem, find ourselves. Products come into the United States from all over the world and from many different cultures…

FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

Looming on the FDA horizon is the enforcement of the last of seven foundational rules in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Intentional adulteration, commonly called food defense, is the deliberate addition to an ingredient or food of…
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Don’t Fear the New FDA Sanitary Transport Rule

By Dave Seddon, MBA RD LD (PEAKCORE, a ConnectFood Partner) For many, change can be daunting. This includes the new FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule. With increasing regulations, such as with the implementation…
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The Complexities of FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in January of 2011, was created with the intent to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested, and processed. This rule allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to step…

5 Ways Food Safety is like Football

NOTE: The author is proud to be a cheesehead from Wisconsin. She is passionate about food safety... and football. Pre-season football has begun, and the tourists have descended upon my hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Each year there is…
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Recalls

Last week we talked about the importance of mock recalls. It was inferred that companies find mock recalls painful, but maybe some companies love them. That being said, mock recalls are crucial to the survival of a company if a full recall…

Mock Recalls: Highly Encouraged

Let’s spend some time addressing a topic that not one single food manufacturer or distributor enjoys discussing: product recalls. Let’s face it, a product recall could be one of the largest headaches your company has to face, but if completing…
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Dry Operations & Recalls

Dry operations are tricky. They are called dry operations not only because the finished product may indeed be dry, but also because water is the enemy of the products. Water creates a greater risk for the pathogen Salmonella in the environment.…
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Truisms About Food & Documentation

Eric F. Greenberg, a private attorney with a practice concentrated in representing FDA-regulated food companies and others. Informational only, not legal advice There are several truisms about food companies and documentation: MORE DOCUMENTS…