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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4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
The FDA just released the Supplemental Draft Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. This third and final portion adds to the previously published draft guidance with chapters covering food defense corrective actions, food defense verification, reanalysis, and recordkeeping.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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Food Brands Turn to AIB International’s 6P Approach to Meet the Evolving Demand of Food Safety
Food Brands Turn to AIB International’s 6P Approach to Meet the Evolving Demand of Food Safety
Exclusive approach creates a one-stop shop for food brands to improve response strategies during times of crisis; AIB International services can evaluate a crisis management plan for a better food safety experience
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Food Defense Plan Insight for Success
Food Defense Plan Insight for Success
For anyone struggling with mitigation action and rationale the first thing you can start doing is to make a plan! Read AIB International’s Food Defense Expert Earl Arnold’s guidance for actionable steps to take.
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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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Required Documents Interview with AIB Food Defense Expert, Earl Arnold
Required Documents Interview with AIB Food Defense Expert, Earl Arnold
Watch our video blog with AIB Food Defense expert, Earl Arnold as we discuss the required documents the FDA will request during an audit. This useful information will help you be prepared for your next FDA visit.
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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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Recalls Happen. Now What?
Recalls Happen. Now What?
Food manufacturers may decide to recall products from the market when certain hazards that represent a threat to customers take place.
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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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