The agency’s proposed changes come in response to the foodborne illness outbreaks over the past few years that have been suspected to come from pre-harvest agricultural water.
The FSMA rule establishes a voluntary program for accredited bodies and food testing laboratories.
The importance of the PCQI’s many responsibilities means they need to have the necessary training and skills for the creation, application, and verification of these and other measures as applicable to their facility.
Robert Califf, M.D. is the President’s choice to lead FDA, while Jose Emilio Esteban will be nominated to the position of undersecretary for food safety at USDA.
Experts in food defense and security will address a range of important issues in this area, including risk-based approaches to food defense, threat intelligence, cyber vulnerabilities and critical infrastructure protection.
During the keynote presentation, PepsiCo will discuss how to manage food safety in a world filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
The reorganization involves the agency’s information technology, data management and cybersecurity functions, with the new office reporting directly to the FDA commissioner.
Submissions came from all over the world, with winning teams representing the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
Evaluating workload, providing clarity around decision making, and focusing on mindset are three practical steps your Food Safety & Quality Team can take to lead food safety culture.
For the PCQI, quality food production is a complex and often inquiry-based process where habits of mind can be a pro or con. Are you asking the right questions of your suppliers? Is your food safety team confident that your receiving facility is properly verifying that each supplier is effectively controlling each hazard you have identified that requires a control? What can you do when suppliers have not provided sufficient evidence for you to be satisfied with supply chain verification?