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Recognizing the vulnerability of the food supply to intentional adulteration, Congress has determined that rules be established to prevent it from happening. Under the rule for mitigation strategies to protect against intentional adulteration, food companies are required to establish a food defense plan similar to the HACCP approach. The defense plan must include the following key […]

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Under this rule third-party auditors will be established as Certifying Bodies (CBs) to conduct food safety audits and issue certificates to foreign facilities and foods. The audits may be either regulatory or consultative. Summary of How the Program Works The FDA recognizes an Accrediting Body (AB) The AB accredits qualified third-party CBs The CBs audit […]

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Before FSMA, only a few food companies were required to have a food safety management plan by the FDA. These include manufacturers of juices and seafood, as well as low-acid canned foods (for biological hazards only). Under FSMA, all food processing operations (with some exceptions) will be required to establish a food safety plan. This […]

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