Most firms are familiar with requests from their customers or GFSI scheme requirements for conducting a traceability exercise that includes either a forward trace of food product through distribution to the customer or a backwards trace of a finished product to raw materials. However, how efficient and effective firms are at completing this exercise is... Read more »
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The word “recall” has the ability to send shockwaves throughout a company; they are costly, risky and can threaten the livelihood of a company. Therefore it is imperative that a company manages a recall well because its actions and reactions can literally mean the difference between existence and extinction. To put it simply, it is... Read more »
By: Sam Keiper Over the past several decades, much attention has been paid to improving food safety procedures at food manufacturing levels. However, during this same period, the realization has increased that good food safety practices are essential to all aspects of the food chain. The desire to improve food safety practices in the transportation... Read more »
By: Erika Montoya SCTC members are frequent users of West Coast Ports. With the dried fruit and nut export season in full swing, SCTC decided to talk to some of the Ports exporting your cargo. This is the third part of our three-part series on California’s biggest ports. When Tony Gioiello, Chief Harbor Engineer for... Read more »
By: Lori Carlson Accredited third party GFSI certification is recognized as a strong method for ensuring food safety compliance in a globally sourced supply chain. As such, suppliers can increase their market access and overcome trade barriers by achieving GFSI certification. Furthermore, certification to a GFSI benchmarked scheme drives continuous improvement for the facility, which... Read more »
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By: Sam Keiper As the food industry continues to evolve, so do consumers’ knowledge and expectations about food safety. While achieving safe food has been a major objective for many decades, the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act in January 2011, produced a heighten awareness among all sectors of the industry from producers to... Read more »
By: Lori Carlson The benefits of GFSI Certification are far reaching for food manufacturers regardless of whether a supplier of product for further processing or major manufacturer of a retail label. Benefits include strengthened food safety for consumers, cost savings, and brand protection due to a lowered risk of recall and ability to effectively trace... Read more »
By: Jackie Trujillo The Automated Export System (AES) is the system used by U.S. Exporters to electronically declare their international export shipments. This Electronic Export Information (EEI) is compiled by the Census Bureau for U.S. Export and Trade Statistics. It is also shared with the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade... Read more »
By: Kevin Willet What updates are there on FSMA? David Acheson answered that there is a legal battle over the timeline of implementation but it is still targeted for 2015. He indicated later that he believes that 95% of the preventative control rules will stay. At a high level, basic elements of the FSVP and... Read more »
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By: Lori Carlson Earlier this month, FDA granted a second 60-day extension on the comment period for the Preventive Controls and Produce Safety rules to enable interested parties the ability to comment after reviewing the most recently released proposed rules: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Human and Animals and Accreditation... Read more »