Series 2 of the FSMA Companion Training Program focuses on the Supply Chain Management requirements found in Subpart G of the PCHF rule, and offers timely information on suppler management issues to inform a well written Food Safety Plan. Following a thorough overview of the required components, subsequent sessions will delve into how to assess a third-party audit report and identify any potential red flags. Series 2’s final session describes techniques for conducting a supplier audit and offers resources for developing and maintaining auditing tools and reports.
Series 1 of the FSMA Companion Training Programs focuses on the Hazards and Hazard Analysis components in PCHF Subpart C. From learning how to navigate the new Regulatory Dashboard for insight into upcoming regulations, to developing a comprehensive testing plan for Chemical and/or Biological Hazards, this training will simplify and streamline the food safety plan review process or support the creation of a new plan.
The Food Safety Consortium will take place October 20-22, 2024, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. The Program starts with several pre-conference workshops and training which leads into two full days of high-level panel discussions and educational presentations.
On Tuesday, the FDA announced a suspect in the WanaBana cinnamon-applesauce pouch contamination investigation. To date, there have been 100 confirmed cases of lead poisoning, 277 probable cases and 36 suspected cases of for a total of 413 cases from 43 different states.
James (Jim) Jones, Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods at the FDA will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 Food Safety Consortium. The three-day conference will be held in the Washington, DC, October20-22.
Labor, soaring supply costs and increased business-related risks are issues the food and agribusiness industries must contend with in 2024. Organizations can remain profitable in the coming year if they implement better risk management practices, reassess their insurance coverage and take steps to improve employee well-being.
In cybersecurity, digital forensics plays a pivotal role in revealing hidden weaknesses that lead to breaches, and in pinpointing the origins of an attack. While post-incident analysis can’t undo the harm already done, it offers valuable insights that can help deter similar breaches in the future.
Cinnamon samples from Negasmart showed extremely high lead levels of 5110 ppm and 2270 ppm, as the FDA continues increased screening of imported cinnamon and its investigation to determine whether other products exported to the U.S. contain the cinnamon used in the recalled products.
Integrating ZTA into the technology used by food businesses can help protect data against the rising threat of cyberattacks. This approach is especially crucial for businesses that utilize online ordering and delivery systems.
The Food Safety Consortium call for abstracts is now open. The 2024 conference will take place October 20-22 in Washington, DC.