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Final FSMA IQ Test Results: Part VI

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Thank you for participating in the final FSMA IQ test. For this round, a couple of the answers proved challenging for participants. At next week’s Food Safety Consortium, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the FSMA IQ test, with additional questions to be asked. They will also have the chance to discuss the answers with industry experts. Prizes, which include gift cards and consultation services with FSMA experts, will be awarded based on the amount of correct answers achieved. We hope to see you there!

  1. When necessary following reanalysis, you must demonstrate the control measures can be implanted as designed within 90 calendar days after production of the applicable food or within reasonable timeframe based on certain provisions. TRUE
    • 78% answered correctly
  2. You must implement corrective actions and corrections properly, including procedures to address the presence of organisms in ready-to-eat as a result of product testing. TRUE
    • 67% answered correctly
  3. Under section 117.150, you must implement corrective actions based on your determined response for all affected food as evaluated. FALSE
    • Only 12% answered correctly
  4. Under FSMA, recall process must be completed for a recall or recall exercise and any reanalysis of the plan. FALSE
    • Only 14% answered correctly
  5. FSMA verification and validation requires that monitoring and corrective actions must be within 90 working days. FALSE
    • 42% answered correctly
  6. Under FSMA supply chain requirements, you must document approved suppliers. TRUE
    • 96% answered correctly
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FSMA IQ Test: Part VI

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The final part of the Food Safety Tech series FSMA IQ Test is here. But first, take a look at the results of Part V. If you haven’t yet taken Part V, click here. Result of Part VI will be posted next week.

  1. CCPs previously established under HACCP or previous hazard analysis may be a preventive control under FSMA. TRUE
    • 95% answered correctly
  2. You must document all records to be included in records review under FSMA. TRUE
    • 89% answered correctly
  3. Product testing for pathogen or indicator organism is not addressed under FSMA verification and reevaluation. FALSE
    • 79% answered correctly
  4. Environmental monitoring for an environmental pathogen or indicator is always required under FSMA verification and reevaluation. FALSE
    • Responses here were nearly split: 51% answered correctly
  5. Under FSMA, you must conduct reanalysis of cGMPs at least every three years. FALSE
    • Only 21% answered correctly
  6. You must document justification of records not required by a food safety plan in a food operation under FSMA. TRUE
    • 61% answered correctly

 

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Part V: FSMA IQ Test

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The following are the results of Part IV of the FSMA IQ Test. Haven’t taken it yet? Click here to take Part IV. Under the results is Part V of the IQ test, the results of which will be posted next week.

Part IV results:

  1. FSMA requires that verification and validation include a documented internal audit verifying monitoring of food safety plan, as prescribed, including all associated control instruments. TRUE
    • 95% answered correctly
  2. FSMA preventive controls does not require hazards be addressed under the HACCP plan. FALSE
    • 63% answered correctly
  3. The food safety plan does not require hazards that are unintentionally introduced within an operation’s processes. FALSE
    • 98% answered correctly
  4. You must implement written programs to conduct reanalysis of food safety plan as a whole at least every three years. TRUE
    • 84% answered correctly
  5.  A designated employee training must conduct the verification of the food safety plan, as needed. FALSE
    • 79% answered correctly
  6. Control limits must be included within the hazard analysis and preventive controls for HACCP. FALSE
    • 88% answered correctly

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Part IV: FSMA IQ Test

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The following are the results of Part III of the FSMA IQ Test. Haven’t taken it yet? Click here to take Part III. Under the results is Part IV of the IQ test, results of which will be posted next week.

Part III Answers:

  1. cGMPs under FSMA require that outer garments be suitable to protect against allergen contamination. TRUE
    • 79.5% answered correctly
  2. Preventive controls may not include natural toxins. FALSE
    • 78% answered correctly
  3. You do not need to document records of all product testing under FSMA. FALSE
    • 82% answered correctly
  4. The hazard analysis process is determined within the food safety plans. TRUE
    • 87% answered correctly
  5. No special precautions are required for outdoor bulk storage vessels other than providing a hermetically sealed condition for the product being stored. FALSE
    • 89% answered correctly
  6. Under FSMA, FDA does not address employee protection plan, which is covered under EEOC. FALSE
    • Only 44% answered correctly

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Test Your FSMA IQ Smarts

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FSMA Preventive Controls: Are You Prepared? Use this self-diagnostic assessment tool to help determine your current state of planning for FSMA.With so many factors and new requirements to consider, have you and your team thought about how well you really know FSMA and all that the new regulations entail? Here at Food Safety Tech, we’ve heard from sources in the industry that many elements of FSMA are not fully understood.

Working with Bill Bremer, principal of food safety compliance at Kestrel Management, LLC, Food Safety Tech is introducing a six-part FSMA IQ test. Results will be posted each week in our Food Safety Consortium newsletter leading up to the 2016 event.

Take part I of the FSMA IQ Test.

Find out how you did on Part I, and then take Part II here.

Part III

Part IV

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