FSMA + FSMA Fridays

Highlights from the Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey

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September’s FSMA Fridays session with The Acheson Group was an extended one. We took a first look at the results of the recent Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey sponsored by SafetyChain and TAG. 

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Environmental Monitoring and Controls—Your Questions Answered!


In our August’s FSMA Fridays session, Dr. David Acheson reviewed new guidance from the FDA for food companies that produce seafood, juice, and low-acid canned foods, and answered pre-submitted questions from session attendees on environmental monitoring.

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Environmental Monitoring and Controls: Top Risks

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July’s FSMA Fridays session with David Acheson of The Acheson Group focused on the some of the challenges food companies face within environmental monitoring and environmental control programs. There’s no question that this continues to be a major focus of the regulators, especially the FDA. 

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The Acheson Group’s Top 10 of 2017

Blog post courtesy of David Acheson, MD, President & CEO of The Acheson Group. In January, we gave our predictions for The Food Industry in 2017, stating that we expected there to be a heavy focus on FSMA roll-out and compliance, as well as some impacts of the new Presidential Administration. Let’s see how we did…

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Sanitary Transport and FSMA: Controlling Risk While Transporting Food

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Our April FSMA Friday session centered on a discussion of the Sanitary Transportation Rule and its impact on the movement of food within the United States and the responsibilities of shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers.

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The Sanitary Transportation Rule is Here: Are You Ready?

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Our April FSMA Fridays session with The Acheson Group explored implementation of the Sanitary Transportation Rule, which was mandated by the Sanitary Food Transport Act (SFTA) to prevent practices during transportation that create food safety risks. The rule took effect on April 6, 2017. Dave Detweiler, SafetyChain VP of Sales, facilitated the session with TAG Team’s Dr. David Acheson.

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