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The Risks of Waiting to Be FSMA & FSVP Compliant


The Food Safety Modernization Act now requires greater transparency from the entire supply chain and fundamentally changes the way food is regulated in the U.S. and abroad, from farm-to-fork. Additionally, the Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) shifts certain food safety responsibilities from the government to food companies. Now that companies shoulder much of the burden, proactive measures are essential.

National Cortina Sails Through FDA Inspection by Streamlining Supplier Compliance

National Cortina is a growing food importer and the go-to source for high quality food ingredients for over 50 years. Headquartered outside of New York City in New Jersey, they provide both imported and domestic ingredients to industrial, private label, and foodservice customers. After the rolling out and implementation of the FDA’s most sweeping reform to the food safety supply chain, known as the Food Safety and Modernization Act or FSMA for short, National Cortina was succumbed to abide by a new set of regulations that was set forth by FSMA.

FSMA 101: 3 Things to Know About Required Record Keeping

The Food Safety Moderinzation Act rules have updated the requirements surrounding when and what the FDA will require surrounding access to your food safety records and documentation. Here are three quick things to know about about required record keeping: 

FSMA 101: What to know about Inspection and Compliance

For the first time, the FDA has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, prevention based controls across the food supply. The legislation transforms FDA’s approach to food safety from a system that far too often responds to outbreaks rather than prevents them.

Food Safety: We’re All In This Together

Field report from the International Foodservice Distributors Association Annual Distribution Solutions Conference

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the International Foodservice Distributors Association’s (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  The IFDA, like many industry associations provides an outlet for distributor member companies to collaborate in order to learn best practices and increase process efficiencies.  I was asked to join Lucelena Angarita from the Independent Purchasing Cooperative-IPC (Subway’s purchasing co-op) and Ed Medlock from Quality Supply Chain Co-Op, Inc. (Wendy’s purchasing co-op) in a session on the GS1 US Foodservice Initiative.

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