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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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Resources from the May 11 “Food Safety and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know” Webinar
Resources from the May 11 “Food Safety and COVID-19: What Businesses Need to Know” Webinar
Watch our May 11 Top 5 Actionable Recommendations webinar recording now or download the accompanying PDF. Please share these resources with your colleagues – you never know when that shared expertise will be beneficial.
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Tip of the Week: During COVID-19, Is My Supply Chain Susceptible to Food Fraud?
Tip of the Week: During COVID-19, Is My Supply Chain Susceptible to Food Fraud?
During our Monday, April 20 webinar, we discussed food fraud. Alicia Swanson, Food Safety Professional, reviewed a key question to ask of your operation to determine whether you’re at risk. Download our complimentary Food Fraud Risk Assessment to help determine your risk.
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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4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
4 Highlights from FDA’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for the Intentional Adulteration Rule
The FDA just released the Supplemental Draft Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. This third and final portion adds to the previously published draft guidance with chapters covering food defense corrective actions, food defense verification, reanalysis, and recordkeeping.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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