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Welcome to our newsletter. It delivers important news and information, as well as identifying useful resources that can enhance your organization's competitiveness in the food industry. Our focus is on helping you to achieve and maintain an approved GFSI food safety certification. In doing so, we typically become a valued business partner to our clients. 

FDA Issues Final Rule Record Access Requirements for Food Firms   


This past week, the FDA issued a final rule expanding its access to records for companies in the food industry.


The new rule (along with guidance documents) expand FDA's access to food company records that are:
  • Related to any food product reasonably believed to be adulterated and to present a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals;
  • Related to any other article of food that FDA reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner;
  • Related to articles of food for which the Secretary believes that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to the article of food, and any other article of food that the FDA reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner, will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.
Bottom line - Companies in the food industry must have a verifiable food safety program. The FDA can show up on your doorstep for an unannounced inspection of your records and shut down your operations if your food safety program is deemed inadequate, especially if they feel the situation presents a danger to the public.


Learn more from the FDA at What You Need to Know About Establishment and Maintenance of Records.  


PSV Food Safety Consultants offers a comprehensive Gold Star Maintenance Program to help certified companies maintain readiness for unannounced audits or FDA inspections. Our affordable program is customized to satisfy your specific needs. Please contact us for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help your organization.   

Food Safety in the News

 HACCP - The Effort Needed For Implementation. Implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points can be managed cost-effectively. The original cost will be quickly offset by more efficient and safer food production, as well as fewer recalls and stress-free FDA inspections.

GE Food Labeling Bill Advances in Vermont. A sign of things to come?
April, 2014



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Don Steele, PSV Food Safety Consultants 
Don Steele

We are a network of food safety consultants with seasoned expertise in helping clients become certified under approved GFSI schemes. Our consultants work closely with you to develop a certification strategy that best fits your unique situation and budget. And our turnkey consulting approach ensures your certification success in a timely fashion...satisfaction guaranteed!.




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How can your business and facilities become certified to a GFSI approved scheme? This detailed, customized report explains the steps involved and provides North American organizations with an estimate for consulting, Registrar and auditing fees. It also gives you an idea of the timeframe typically required for a company like yours to achieve a GFSI food safety certification. And just for requesting the Report, we will send a FREE publication, "Marketing your Food Safety Certification - How to Promote your Food Safety Certification," which explains how to leverage your GFSI-approved certification to gain more business.