It can be challenging to maintain good working relationships with federal regulators when things are going well, but how do you leverage your best efforts during an inspection/audit especially when there are issues? Let's address how handling the inspection itself can be your most important asset, along with a fundamental understanding of the science and regulations that are in play.
Many food companies have made commitments to increase the use of recycled plastics in their packaging within the next 10 years. As this demand increases, there is more interest in chemical recycling, but first, we must understand current reprocessing capabilities and possible safety issues with the use of chemical recycled plastics in food packaging.
Corrective actions in food safety require quality assurance tools to inform written procedures for identifying and correcting problems, reducing the likelihood of reoccurrence, and preventing affected food from entering commerce.
By transforming maintenance into a preventive control, its effectiveness is enhanced by helping prevent food safety issues from occurring and increasing the company's confidence in its quality and food safety programs.
For all the food safety benefits that Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and preventive controls have brought us, perhaps public health would be better served if companies put the most effort toward managing their greatest risks instead of thinking of risk in yes/no terms.
From here we will go into the steps of building the plan to protect customers and consumers from food safety hazards and prevent damage to brand equity and company reputation. Of course, we’ll discuss the qualifications for writing the plan as well as confirm it is also for regulatory conformance; but the first two are the primary motivation for the plan.
The European Union (EU) is currently evaluating its legislation on food contact materials (FCMs), which has identified safety concerns due to the lack of specific EU rules for most FCM types. This article takes a closer look at the status of these regulatory updates.
On Demand:During this webinar, you’ll hear insights, best practices, and lessons learned from an expert panel with experience transforming their quality processes in the food and beverage industry. You’ll also learn how to best leverage rapid digitization to accelerate your quality journey.