FSMA Training & Compliance in Washington State

Our consultants will solve your FDA Food Safety Modernization Act challenges and compliance concerns.

FSMA Compliance

Compliance deadlines for human food and animal feed/pet food processors:

Large: September 17, 2016
Small: September 17, 2017
Micro: September 17, 2018

FSMA Training:

Our FSMA training programs combine lean best practices, industry specific experts, facility visits, gap assessment and consulting for a custom approach that is stress-free & cost effective.

Why Impact?

We’re a nonprofit organization utilizing top consultants from the PNW. Our access to partner relationships & lower fee structures ensures your compliance with FSMA regulations.

Impact Washington’s FSMA Training Program

Impact Washington can help Washington manufacturers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food processing regulations. One of the major FSMA requirements for manufacturers is the development and maintenance of a Food Safety Plan to identify food safety hazards and outline preventive controls based on Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC). This can be an overwhelming task without guidance. Impact Washington, in conjunction with our partners, can help assess your needs and develop a customized plan to meet compliance in the required timeframe.

Food Safety Offerings from Impact Washington Include:

  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) – Preventative Controls for Human Food
  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) – Preventative Controls for Animal Food
  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) – Foreign Supplier Verification Program
  • Produce Safety Alliance – Produce Safety Grower Training
  • Food Safety for Food Processors
  • FSMA Gap Analysis
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) – Seafood
  • Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Audit Preparation/Coaching
  • Lean 101 “Food Processing”
  • Food New Product Development and Reformulation
  • Food Processing Verification and Validation

Benefits of FSMA Training

Our custom program combines lean manufacturing best practices, the leading microbiology experts in the state, and specific industry expertise to provide a streamlined, customized approach. We’re committed to helping your business effectively navigate this transition to FSMA Compliance in the most stress-free, cost-effective way.

Food Safety & Gap Assessment

FSMA requires each food processing facility to develop a Food Safety Plan that accounts for likely food safety hazards. The Impact Washington team will visit your facility and conduct a readiness assessment to judge your plant’s current level of FSMA compliance and define actionable next steps.

FSMA Experts

Our food safety experts can serve as an outside resource for your internal FSMA team. We can help develop a FSMA implementation plan to bring your facility into compliance with new regulations.

FSMA Compliance Steps

Impact Washington will help you leverage hazard analysis, preventive controls & procedures to develop and validate a Food Safety Plan. We can facilitate employee training on FSMA regulations and compliance and the processes of auditing and compiling records required by regulation and more.

Impact Washington now offers training to manufacturers for Preventative Controls for Human Food Course including pre-requisite courses for small businesses.

Find important compliance dates below:

FSMA Compliance Dates
FSMA Preventative Controls for Human Food
FSMA Preventative Controls for Animal Food

Steve Carpenter

“Utilizing the Global Reporting Initiative format helped us to take a discerning look at our sustainability initiatives and publicly declare our success and intentions in achieving our goals.”

Steve Carpenter / Yakima Chief-Hopunion / Yakima, WA

What does FSMA cover?

Foodborne illnesses and diseases affect millions of Americans each year—a stark public health reality that prompted the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama in 2011. FSMA marks the most significant food safety reform measure since the passing of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938. It has a dramatic impact on food processing manufacturers and producers in Washington state and the rest of the U.S. by focusing on preventative measures rather than contamination response.

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Preventative Controls For Food Safety Processors

The FDA has passed a comprehensive mandate that now requires preventative controls for food safety processors to minimize food safety problems. In order to uphold industry accountability the FDA is committed to adopting inspection resources that are innovative and thorough.

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Imported Food Safety

The FDA has new processes and mandates to ensure the safety of imported foods into the U.S. This includes third party certification of preventative controls, importer accountability, high-risk food certification, and voluntary importer programs and entry refusal if the FDA has not been granted access to facilities for inspection.

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Response

The FDA now has authority to issue mandatory recalls for all food products when believed to be in violation of FSMA regulations and standards. The agency has new authorities in effect expanding administrative detention of products in violation and the suspension of food facilities registration.

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Enhanced Partnerships

In order to strengthen the collaboration of all food safety organizations, FSMA directs the FDA to improve training across state, local, territorial and tribal food safety officials.

 

Impact Washington’s Craig Doan featured:


A Food Processing Success Story: Flexible Packaging Facility Achieves Highest Food Safety Certification

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Company leaders wanted Portco to obtain the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification to increase its competitive advantage in the food processing packaging arena…

  • SQF Level 3 Certification
  • Increased Production Capacity
  • Increased Top Line Revenue

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