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Results: FSMA IQ Test on Intentional Adulteration Rule

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The results are in for this year’s final FSMA IQ test on the intentional adulteration rule. If you didn’t take the test yet, follow this link. Find out how you fared below.

  1. The Intentional Adulteration program that must be developed can rely on food security issues addressed by Preventive Control programs.
    • FALSE
    • 39.51% answered correctly
  2. In developing your Intentional Adulteration Plan, you must determine vulnerabilities to your food product risks.
    • TRUE
    • 98.81% answered correctly
  3. Your written program is called a Food Security Plan.
    • FALSE
    • 62.65% answered correctly
  4. There is no reanalysis provision for Intentional Adulteration programs and Food Defense Plans under the rule.
    • FALSE
    • 89.29% answered correctly
  5. The Intentional Adulteration compliance plan must include the monitoring of certain key areas.
    • TRUE
    • 95.18% answered correctly
  6. Only large food companies over a certain size need to develop and establish a Food Defense Plan under the FSMA Intentional Adulteration rule.
    • TRUE
    • 6.02% answered correctly
  7. There is now risk assessment associated with the Intentional Adulteration rule requirements.
    • FALSE
    • 10.84% answered correctly
  8. Mitigation strategies within the Food Defense Plan are key components to a compliant program.
    • TRUE
    • 96.43% answered correctly
  9. Each point, step, or procedure in the facility’s process must be included in the Intentional Adulteration vulnerability assessment process.
    • TRUE
    • 80.72% answered correctly
  10. Economic adulteration is a key component of the FSMA Intentional Adulteration rule?
    • FALSE
    • 23.81% answered correctly

Results: FSMA IQ Test on Sanitary Transportation of Human & Animal Food

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The results are in for the latest FSMA IQ test about the sanitary transportation rule. If you haven’t taken the test yet, visit the survey here. Results are posted below.

  1. Data sets must be shared between shippers, carriers, loaders & receivers to ensure rules are properly implemented. TRUE
    • 76.04% answered correctly
  2. Employee training is not a requirement for the shipping of food product. FALSE
    • 98.97% answered correctly
  3. Only the personnel of the carriers transporting food product require training and training records. FALSE
    • 89.58% answered correctly
  4. Records of certified disposal of food freight loss and damage must be maintained and verified. TRUE
    • 93.81% answered correctly
  5. Foreign-supplied shipments should include records that comprise the listing of all required information to confirm the safety of the product being shipped and the shipping instructions to protect the product during shipment. TRUE
    • 98.95% answered correctly
  6. Shippers need not develop and implement written procedures to ensure compliance of food shipments unless the carrier has entered into a written agreement with the shipper to assume this responsibility. FALSE
    • 77.08% answered correctly
  7. Shipper & carrier can agree to a condition & temperature monitoring mechanism for foods that requires temperature control for safety. TRUE
    • 91.67% answered correctly
  8. Carriers need not demonstrate that they have maintained requested condition & temperature conditions. FALSE
    • 92.55% answered correctly
  9. Carriers must disclose identity of most recent prior bulk cargo & cleaning information prior to the next shipment. TRUE
    • 90.63% answered correctly
  10. It is the receiver of food shipments that ensures food is not be sold or distributed until a determination of safety is made? TRUE
    • 73.96% answered correctly

Results: FSMA IQ Test on Foreign Supplier Verification Program

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The results are in! A couple of weeks ago, we asked readers to take a survey to test their knowledge of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, and most passed with flying colors. If you didn’t take the test yet, you can view it here. The following are the results:

  1. You are only required for your foreign suppliers to meet your company requirements. FALSE
    • 89% answered correctly
  2. All required records for each applicable foreign-supplied product must be maintained for each shipment. TRUE
    • 93% answered correctly
  3. Your FSVP does not require that information for each lot of each product under the program be provided. FALSE
    • 84% answered correctly
  4. Just the location of the manufacturer of the product is required for the entity. FALSE
    • 90% answered correctly
  5. Foreign supplied shipments should include records to comprise the listing of all required information. TRUE
    • 91% answered correctly
  6. A qualified foreign supplier must have a Qualified Individual over the manufacturing of food product that is shipped to the United States. TRUE
    • 83% answered correctly
  7. A foreign supplier does not need to be registered under FDA requirements if the shipment of product is going to a registered facility in the United States. FALSE
    • 78% answered correctly
  8. A foreign supplier of food to the United States must ensure that all the requirements of a FSMA Food Safety Plan under cGMP117.126 be met for the manufacture of the food being exported to the United States. TRUE
    • 94% answered correctly
  9. The product information, including COA compliance, is not required for each lot of a product on a foreign-supplied shipment. FALSE
    • 83% answered correctly
  10. A food broker of foreign-supplied product to the United States does not have any responsibility of meeting the FSMA requirements. FALSE
    • 92% answered correctly
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FSMA IQ Test Part I: Foreign Supplier Verification Program

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The FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) has many elements that must be met. Do you know the correct response to these questions?

Kestrel ManagementWorking with Bill Bremer, principal of food safety compliance at Kestrel Management, LLC, Food Safety Tech is continuing its FSMA IQ test series. Results will be posted monthly in our Food Safety Consortium newsletter leading up to the 2017 event.

Confirm your company’s responsibility in meeting FSMA FSVP compliance by answering True or False.

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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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