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Fundamental Questions & Answers About FSMA 204

Posted on Dec 1, 2023 1:43:59 PM

On November 7, 2022, the FDA published the much-anticipated final version of the Food Traceability Rule, also known as FSMA 204. Proactive manufacturing companies are taking the initiative to get their processes and paperwork in order before audits subject to FSMA 204 begin.

We sat down with Dr. Liliana Casal-Wardle, Executive Senior Director of Food Safety & Supply Chain Risk Management at TAG, where she detailed whatFSMA 204changes had occurred, what's needed for building up your food safety culture and data tracing processes to meet 204 compliance, AND how this helps to drive down costs while driving productivity up.

In this blog, we’ll answer common questions about FSMA 204 and supply chain traceability to help you get your entire global supply chain ready for compliance audits.

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Topics: Compliance, FSMA, Food Safety

How to Measure Food Safety Culture for the FDA

Posted on Nov 9, 2023 10:00:00 PM

The FDA is digging in more into company food safety plans and hazard analysis practices. In fact, a written hazard analysis is a required part of your food safety plan, which must be prepared or overseen by one or more preventive controls qualified individuals. Continuously improving your food safety plan relies on your ability to accurately measure food safety culture at your plant.

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Topics: Audit, Culture, Food Safety

How to Synergize Your Food Safety and Quality Management Systems

Posted on Sep 7, 2023 9:00:00 AM

In this blog, we discuss the purpose of a food safety management system and how a combined food safety and quality management system can support production goals.

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Topics: Quality, Food Safety, Plant Management

How Strong Leaders can Break Down Silos in Food Safety Culture

Posted on Aug 24, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Silos between manufacturing teams cause miscommunications, mistakes, rework, and limit a business’s ability to streamline operations and cut expenses. So, what do we do about them? In this blog, we discuss the importance of leadership in breaking down silos to foster a positive food safety culture.

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Topics: Culture, Food Safety

Supplier Risk Assessment: The Agriculture Food Supply Chain From Farmer to Consumer

Posted on Aug 17, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Your food safety practices are top-notch, but what about your suppliers? Evaluating your entire agriculture food supply chain from farmer to consumer is critical for any food manufacturing company, particularly for those that utilize raw agricultural commodities (RACs). In this blog, we discuss how manufacturers can evaluate risk in their agriculture food supply chain from farmer to consumer.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Food Safety, Supplier Management

Food Code Compliance for Food Retailers: Ace Your Audit

Posted on Jul 13, 2023 9:00:00 AM

There are a number of details many food retailers overlook when it comes to food code compliance. In this blog, Food Safety Manager, Karla Acosta, provides a walk-through on food code compliance so food retailers can pass their audits.

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Topics: Compliance, Audit, Food&Beverage, Food Safety

SafetyChain Listed as 2023 Market Leader for Food Safety Management Software

Posted on May 22, 2023 9:32:17 AM

SafetyChain is honored to have been named a top 5 Market Leader for Food Safety Management Software by FeaturedCustomers. The award is based on a comprehensive analysis of customer reviews, product features, and market share.

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Topics: Food Safety

How Artificial Intelligence in Food Safety Will Affect food Processors

Posted on May 4, 2023 9:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the world as we know it. But what is AI, really, and how will artificial intelligence in food safety evolve?

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Topics: Food Safety, Digitization

Avoid FDA Form 483: Use Your CAPA Program to Stay Ahead of Auditors

Posted on Apr 7, 2023 9:00:00 AM

This year has seen a significant rise in Form 483s following FDA site visits. Plant management is getting caught off-guard when on-site auditors fixate on items that seemingly weren't in the scope of previous audits. If the FDA sees a product on hold for something out of range, they may ask if internal food safety investigations are in motion and if appropriate action is being taken. 

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Topics: Compliance, Audit, Food Safety, RCA

How the 2022 FDA Food Code Impacts Food Producers

Posted on Feb 28, 2023 9:00:00 PM

The rapid evolution of today’s global food market and the rate of new food trends means manufacturers are constantly at risk of violating food safety standards. The 2022 FDA Food Code was released in January 2022 and provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for ensuring the safety of food products amidst all these changes.

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Topics: FSMA, Food Safety

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