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Angela Nardone

Food Safety Concerns for Children Under Five

Being a mom of little ones, I am constantly looking around to make sure they don’t put dirty things in their mouth or chewing on things that don’t belong in their mouth. But what many may not be aware of is the heightened riskin the event of food borne illness. Children under the age of five are at an increased risk for foodborne illness and related health complications because their immune systems Read More

HARPC 101: The Basics For Review With Your Team

It was only 30 years ago that the word HACCP was virtually unknown. Today it has become a common acronym within food companies that pride themselves on being prepared. But now there is a new sheriff in town: HARPC. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) made revisions to HACCP that mean more validations for every member of teh food supply chain. At the core of the food safety plan is a Read More

What does FSMA Require?

FSMA requires the following: The three below components together equal the HARPC plan (one for each facility owned and operated by a food company): •    Written Hazard Analysis (evaluating the hazards that reasonably could affect food safety) •    Written and validated preventive controls (specifying what preventive steps, or controls, will be implemented to significantly minimize or prevent the hazards; specifying how the facility will monitor these controls to ensure they are Read More

Software to Help with FSMA Compliance

In searching around the web, we certainly see quite a bit about FSMA. What will the final guidelines include? What will FDA focus on? What are the implications to the industry? How will this be enforced? There is definitely a lot to think about. But what is not being discussed enough are solutions to help you prepare now. N2N Global offers www.n2nglobal.com as our solution to help companies working to Read More

FSMA Training & You

Initially when FSMA was passed in late 2010 and signed into law in 2011, the food industry was not sure how this would impact them. Most thought it would bypass their company because, “we are too small” or “this doesn’t impact my industry” or “we already have programs in place. They are not focusing on us. It’s ‘those’ people over there that this applies to.” All of those conclusion are Read More

FSMA & Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors

Some of the most talked about aspects of FSMA have to do with Produce Safety & Preventative Controls. But what some may not be aware of is that this law even touches upon the validity of 3rd party audits to foreign food facilities. Check Out the link on the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm361903.htm The proposed rule would require accreditation bodies to: Assess third-party auditors for accreditation; Monitor performance of the third-party auditors Read More

Being a True Technology Partner

Often time when meeting new companies, we are brought in because someone in the company (or many people) have come to realize that the team has been doing something one way and perhaps it could be done better, faster, cheaper, or more efficiently. Typically, as we go through and talk and visit, we come to see that our clients are eager to share their difficulties in a way that a Read More