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Automate Supplier Approvals to Meet FDA FSVP Requirements

Under FSMA, food importers are responsible for the safety of the food they bring into the country. FSVP or Foreign Supplier Verification Program protects the consumer from unsafe imported products. This is achieved by approving suppliers and their raw materials and taking corrective actions where applicable. Importers covered by the FSVP rule must verify that […]

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Are you a US Food Importer who requires assistance with the development & implementation of a Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) under FSMA? The new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that US importers be responsible for the safety of imported food products. Under the new FSVP – Foreign Supplier Verification Program – requirements, US importers must ensure […]

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Implementing SQF 8.0 Systems – Effective CAPA and Root Cause Analysis

Corrective Action and Preventive Action (“CAPA” for short) has always been a best practice requirement in the manufacturing sector. In the food industry, corrective action may not have been as vigorously enforced as in other regulated industries.1 Borrowing from the tenets of ISO business standards, the most advanced food safety quality management systems such as SQF (Safe Quality Food) require robust CAPA programs.

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Consultation under way on proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)

As mentioned in a previous post (see Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan – Latest developments), the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are designed to strengthen food safety in Canada. The proposed regulations consist of 4 key elements: Licensing, Preventive Controls, Traceability and Preventive Control Plans (PCP). A public consultation is currently under way. Closing date for comments is April 21, 2017.

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