Compliance + Audits

Looking Back on the Obama Administration Food Policies

Blog post courtesy of Jeff Chilton, VP of Professional Services for Alchemy Systems. A look back at the Obama administration’s food policies and their continuing impact on the food industry.

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Complying with the USDA Grind Log Rule

We asked SafetyChain’s VP of FSQA, Dan Bernkopf, who has worked in quality and safety management roles in meat production facilities for the past 30+ years, to provide a bit of insight on the impact of the USDA grind log rule and how SafetyChain is helping companies comply.

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It’s Time to Renew Your Facility Registration … and Ensure Your Category is Correct

It is October of an even-numbered year … which means it’s time for the biennial renewal of your facility registration in FDA’s Food Facility Register. This is a have to do by year end for all who manufacture, process, pack, or hold food. Read this guest blog post by Dr. David Acheson of The Acheson Group, who explains why the new guidance issued recently by FDA is of critical importance.

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The Race to the FSMA Finish Line: The Top 5 Tips in the Mad Dash to Compliance

With the FSMA compliance date right around the corner for the first companies impacted by this paradigm-shifting food regulation, what should companies be focusing on in this 11th hour race to the finish line? Learn in this guest blog post written by Melanie Neumann, Neumann Risk Services.

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Extension of FSMA Compliance Dates, Guidance Documents and More!

Peyman Fatemi with The Acheson Group joined us to record this special session and we highly encourage you to hear the recording as Peyman discussed the extension of FSMA compliance dates and guidance documents that recently were released by the FDA.

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Achieving FSMA Compliance with BRC

SafetyChain was delighted to recently host an informative webinar with BRC Global Standards Director of BRC Americas – John Kukoly. BRC has been working hard these past few years on ensuring their certified customers have the information and tools they need to meet FDA’s FSMA requirements. As part of BRC’s FSMA initiative, BRC Global Standards …

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FSMA is not a Project. It’s a Cultural Shift.

[Recap Part 2 of 3]: FSMA a cultural shift? You bet. It makes sense and up until now, I have not heard that perspective conveyed as eloquently and succinctly as Dr. Acheson did during SafetyChain’s extended FSMA Fridays July session where we explored, “What Being FSMA Compliant Means to You”.

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What Being FSMA Compliant Means to You

[Recap Part 1 of 3]: Recap of July’s special extended FSMA Fridays session, “What Being FSMA Compliant Really Means”. SafetyChain’s FSMA Fridays July session with Dr. David Acheson provided quite a bit of ‘food for thought’ – with a much needed focus on what being FSMA compliant really means.

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GFSI in the Age of FSMA – New GFSI Leadership Series Launches September 25!

SafetyChain is very excited to once again partner with FoodSafetyTech to bring the food safety community an important GFSI Leadership Series. The 3-part 2015 series, called “GFSI in the Age of FSMA: How GFSI Schemes Align With – and Get You Ready For – FSMA Compliance, features the North American leaders of SQF, BRC and …

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FSMA – What’s NOT Going Away in the Final Rules and What Should You Be Doing NOW to Prepare for Compliance!

We had a great FSMA Friday on November 21 – as always with our great partners from The Acheson Group – that covered, “What’s Not Going to Go Away in the Final FSMA Rules – and What You Should Be Doing TODAY to prepare for compliance. If you’re registered for FSMA Fridays you should have received the …

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