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The FDA's New Food Safety Dashboard for Tracking FSMA Online


The Food and Drug Administration has released a Food Safety Dashboard to help track Food Safety Modernization Act rules and to measure their progress.

It’s been eight years since Congress passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, in an effort to foster a more proactive food safety system. At the heart of that legislation was the government’s obligation to protect consumers, not only through reactive measures, but through prevention as well.

Top 5 Workflows for Effective Supplier Management


At FoodLogiQ, our customers utilize workflows within the platform to achieve a wide range of things, from guiding a new supplier through their onboarding process to assessing suppliers on their readiness to adopt traceability standards.  Join our live demo of FoodLogiQ Connect on Thursday, September 19th at 2 PM ET, and learn more about the top 5 workflows our customers use to streamline their supplier management. 

New FSMA Compliance Dates Roll Out July 2019 - Are You Prepared?


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is arguably the most important law in the food industry today, and will probably remain so until 2024 when the final set of regulations take full effect. In the coming years, however, different aspects of the rule will continue to roll out for food businesses of all sizes.

In July 2019, two sets of rules will roll out for two groups of businesses: the  Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule for large establishments and the foreign supplier verification program rule (FSVP) for importers whose international suppliers are small and very small businesses. If your business is subject to any of these rules, you need to be on the right side of the law as the compliance dates approach.

Establishing Supplier Management Best Practices


Your suppliers are one of the most important determinants of the success of your food business. If they do not adhere to regulations or safety practices, you may find your business in jeopardy. Recent laws, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), have increased the responsibilities and roles of food businesses in preventing foodborne disease outbreaks and ensuring food safety. The rule has set several stringent requirements on supply chain related activities, including mandatory documentation of important supplier activities for most businesses.

Food Safety Education: Why Public & Private Partners Should Work Together


Producing and delivering safe, nutritious food is a global challenge that affects every country in the world. It is also one that requires the contribution of food companies of all sizes as well as public and private partners. With the increasing demands for product variety and more sustainable food options, we are witnessing an era of complex supply chains, usually involving several large and small suppliers, both local and overseas. The implication is this: to ensure the production of safe food, all companies will need to understand their role in food safety and ensure compliance with the regulations.

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