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FDA Has Started to Enforce the New IA Rule. So Now What?
FDA Has Started to Enforce the New IA Rule. So Now What?
While the FDA began enforcing its new FSMA intentional adulteration rule on March 1, the rule actually went into effect months earlier. Earl Arnold, manager of food defense/FSMA, operations and quality assurance at AIB International, said the FDA agreed to delay inspections until this month to allow for more complete training materials.
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4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
The FDA just released the Supplemental Draft Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. This third and final portion adds to the previously published draft guidance with chapters covering food defense corrective actions, food defense verification, reanalysis, and recordkeeping. It also includes appendices on FDA’s mitigation strategies database and how businesses can determine Small and Very Small Businesses status under the IA rule.
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Where Do Service Dogs Go in Food Processing Plants?
Where Do Service Dogs Go in Food Processing Plants?
AIB International Director of Quality Assurance, Bonnie Biegel, explores the challenges of including service dogs in the food industry.
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Tip of the Week: Defining “Best if Used By” Phrase
Tip of the Week: Defining “Best if Used By” Phrase
Reduction of food waste, quality-based date labeling, and best practices on food storage are three topics the FDA is looking at to raise awareness and inform food producers.
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Final Guidance Issued for the Declaration of Single-Ingredient Packaged Sugar Products and for Certain Cranberry Products
Final Guidance Issued for the Declaration of Single-Ingredient Packaged Sugar Products and for Certain Cranberry Products
Many manufacturers of single-ingredient sugar products and of cranberry products have been waiting on this finalized guidance to make the changes to their nutrition facts panels for compliance with the regulations issued in May 2016. Here we breakdown all the information you need.
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Tip of the Week: What is the "seek & destroy" approach in an environmental monitoring program?
Tip of the Week: What is the
How does a food facility incorporate the finding and fixing of potential sources of contamination (e.g., niches) before food safety is compromised?
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Tip of the Week: Intentional Adulteration Rule: FDA Clarifies Training Requirements
Tip of the Week: Intentional Adulteration Rule: FDA Clarifies Training Requirements
The draft document is the latest communication in the ongoing IA rule discussion leading up to the July 2019 deadline for those other than small and very small businesses defined by the FDA. A total of 65 new pages were added and reviewed by AIB International’s Food Defense Consultant, Earl Arnold.
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Preparing for impending FSMA regulatory deadlines
Preparing for impending FSMA regulatory deadlines
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition estimates a turnover rate of 33 percent for FDA-regulated facilities. To ensure that personnel perform their jobs well, appropriate training and maintaining food defense records, corrective actions, and verification activities must be evaluated.
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Tip of the Week: Who Regulates Labeling on My Products?
Tip of the Week: Who Regulates Labeling on My Products?
Over the years, there have been many attempts to consolidate the responsibilities for regulation of the food supply under one agency. To date, these attempts have failed. However, the lines of division are not always clear.
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Tip of the Week: Technical Amendments Released by FDA that You Need to Know
Tip of the Week: Technical Amendments Released by FDA that You Need to Know
The Food and Drug Administration released a technical amendment effective December 21, 2018, that amends Section 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by correcting errors in labeling examples, restoring missing information, updating cross-references and revising Appendix B of part 101. Here's what you need to know:
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