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FDA Guidance Explains Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions
FDA Guidance Explains Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions
The FDA announced on Jan. 4, 2018, that it intends to exercise enforcement discretion for certain provisions in four of the rules that implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Tip of the Week: What is Listeria monocytogenes?
Tip of the Week: What is Listeria monocytogenes?
Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne bacterial pathogen that causes listeriosis. L. monocytogenes is ubiquitously prevalent in the environment, including soil, water and vegetation, from where it enters the food chain.
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Q&A: The Importance of a Kill Step Validation
Q&A: The Importance of a Kill Step Validation
Question: I recently joined a QA team and was assigned to complete the validation of our thermally processed kill step. What is kill step validation and why do we need it?
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Tip of the Week: What We’ve Learned About Antimicrobial Packaging Material
Tip of the Week: What We’ve Learned About Antimicrobial Packaging Material
As 2017 nears its end, food borne illnesses related to commercially manufactured foods continues to be a primary concern for food manufacturers, regulators, and consumers.
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Is Your Dough Showing Symptoms of Stress?
Is Your Dough Showing Symptoms of Stress?
The mechanical steps that transform flour and other ingredients into baked products, produce a dough that should go easily through the different stages of bread manufacturing.
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10 Key People to Add to Your Food Defense Team
10 Key People to Add to Your Food Defense Team
One of the most important decisions related to your food defense program is who you'll include on your Food Defense Team. Personnel representing different departments should be included because the team will work together to review policies and complete a vulnerability assessment to prevent intentional adulteration and protect employees, assets, and brand.
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Tip of the Week: Looking into Extending Food Shelf-Life
Tip of the Week: Looking into Extending Food Shelf-Life
With more information on shelf-life and evolving technology, production facilities can help reduce food waste, pathogenic bacteria growth, and improve quality of refrigerated foods.
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Q&A: 3 Ways to Know if the Facility Equipment is Really Clean and Food Safe
Q&A: 3 Ways to Know if the Facility Equipment is Really Clean and Food Safe
Question: I'm a sanitation manager. How do I know if my equipment is really clean and food safe?
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Tip of the Week: Verifying Global Suppliers Without Leaving the Country
Tip of the Week: Verifying Global Suppliers Without Leaving the Country
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) plays a large role in global food safety, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule is something every U.S. food importer needs to be compliant with.
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Successfully Transition from HACCP to a FSMA-Compliant Food Safety Plan
Successfully Transition from HACCP to a FSMA-Compliant Food Safety Plan
By now, most industry-savvy folks are well aware of what the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules will mean for their business. However, actually implementing some of the more complicated rules is a different story. 
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