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The Key to Food Defense That You May Be Overlooking
The Key to Food Defense That You May Be Overlooking
All food manufacturers know that having a strong Food Defense Program is vital to producing safe food. But with so much focus on aspects of the plan like mitigation strategies and corrective actions, there is one key to a robust food defense plan you may be overlooking. By conducting a vulnerability assessment, manufacturers can better identify potential or actual weaknesses within the manufacturing process, improving the rest of the food defense plan.
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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4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
The FDA just released the Supplemental Draft Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. This third and final portion adds to the previously published draft guidance with chapters covering food defense corrective actions, food defense verification, reanalysis, and recordkeeping.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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Protect Your Facility from Intentional Harm and Comply with New FDA Regulations
Protect Your Facility from Intentional Harm and Comply with New FDA Regulations
Food production safety used to be limited to external threats, many of which could be controlled by simply erecting a fence or adding a key card system. Securing the safety of food production was a matter of securing your facility. Unfortunately, today’s biggest threats to food safety can come from both external and internal threats attacking the safety of the food supply – some of which may be intentional.
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Tip of the Week: Understanding Effective Date, Compliance Date, and Enforcement Date for FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule
Tip of the Week: Understanding Effective Date, Compliance Date, and Enforcement Date for FSMA’s Intentional Adulteration Rule
We’ve been getting many questions about the different dates the FDA has published for the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule. This FAQ addresses the differences and what they mean. If you need more help, please send us an email for assistance.
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Tip of the Week: Key Checkpoints In Reducing Intentional Adulteration In Your Facility
Tip of the Week: Key Checkpoints In Reducing Intentional Adulteration In Your Facility
Food facilities can use AIB International's Mitigating Intentional Adulteration Free Guide to review the key definitions and terms for complete understanding.
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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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Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Australia's strawberry industry is facing an outbreak of intentional adulteration. One consumer found a needle in a strawberry and since then there have been more than 100 reported cases of consumers finding needles in strawberries. Authorities believe many of the cases are copycats. This scare has caused strawberry manufacturers to dump truckloads of inventory for fear of contamination and multiple countries have halted imports of Australian strawberries.
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Tip of the Week: What intentional adulteration risks are lurking at your site?
Tip of the Week: What intentional adulteration risks are lurking at your site?
Want to take your intentional adulteration action plan to the next level? 
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Learn Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food with FDA and FSPCA Webinars
Learn Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food with FDA and FSPCA Webinars
To help increase understanding of the FSMA Final Rule – Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration (IA Rule), Food Safety Prevention Controls Alliance (FSPCA) has collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer an upcoming webinar on Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. CST.
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