Successfully doing so could be the difference between a routine audit and a recall.
Generally, domestic and foreign food facilities that are required to register with section 415 of the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act must comply with the requirements for risk-based preventive controls mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as well as the modernized Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) of this rule (unless an exemption applies). It is important to note that applicability of the CGMPs is not dependent upon whether a facility is required to register.
As a food safety plan manager, do you ever get asked these questions regarding your food safety plan: What was your thought process for making this decision? Why do you do it this way? How do you answer this?
And, do you ever answer with one of the following statements:
I'm not sure? What do you mean?
That's the way it has always been.
Our customer asked us to do it that way.
That's what our last auditor recommended.
We make a low-risk product.
If this is one of your answers, defending your food safety plan may be a challenge. There is a major shift taking place in the world of food safety. With the implementation of FSMA Preventive Controls, the widespread adoption of GFSI audits, along with advanced technologies such as rapid pathogen and allergen detection, whole genome sequencing, and transparency efforts such as Blockchain, as well as with the increasing use of social media and access of information via the internet, food industry professionals are more educated and informed than ever before and ready to challenge your every move. As a food safety plan manager, you and your team must be ready! Being prepared to defend your food safety plan can be the difference between a recall and a routine audit. If you cannot fully explain the reasoning behind your decision-making, then how will you be able to prove that you are in complete control and are being proactive against food safety hazards? It will not be easy.Read On...
Valentine's Day On The Napa Valley Wine Train
Your special someone deserves something extraordinary. Like an elegant journey. A spectacular landscape. A luxuriously vintage setting. Lots of old-world charm with a bit of new-world adventure. They'll sweep you off your feet and whisk you down the track through one of the most romantic places in the world: Napa Valley. Onboard an elegant train with elegant interiors and polished, personalized service. An intimate, unforgettable experience full of elegance and romance, the perfect gift to share with your Valentine. A journey of discovery, when taken together, is so much more.
Day or night. Lunch or Dinner. Dining Journey or Winery Tour. They have several options to help you celebrate your love in style.