FSMA ComplianceCompliance deadlines for human food and animal feed/pet food processors:
Large: September 17, 2016
Small: September 17, 2017
Micro: September 17, 2018
Impact Washington can help 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 plan to meet compliance in the required timeframe.
Our custom program combines lean manufacturing best practices, the best microbiology experts in the state, and specific industry expertise to provide a streamlined, customized approach to help your business effectively navigate this transition to FSMA Compliance in the most stress-free, cost-effective way.
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.
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.
Leveraging hazard analysis, preventive controls, & procedures to develop and validate a Food Safety Plan. Employee training on FSMA regulations and compliance, auditing compiling records required by regulation and more
Coming Soon: FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course
Impact Washington now offers training to manufacturers for Preventative Controls for Human Food Course including pre-requisite courses for small businesses. Our next Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course is scheduled for August, more information coming soon!
“The Impact Washington team provided more assistance than they were originally contracted for, adding increased value while providing insight and guidance. They have become more than just a vendor. They have become our partner in business and continuous improvement.”
Greg Konkol / Accra-Fab / Libery Lake, WA
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to strengthen the collaboration of all food safety organizations – it directs the FDA to improve training across state, local, territorial and tribal food safety officials.
Company leaders wanted Portco to obtain the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification to increase its competitive advantage in the food processing packaging arena…
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