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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. 

Can the FDA Go After Your Food Safety Records? Yep! 


Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA can request delivery of your food safety records within 24 hours if they believe your product is adulterated.


As stated in FoodSafetyTech, "The FDA can request access to manufacturing records, ingredients receipt records, product distribution records, product inventory records, test records, recall records, reportable food records, customer distribution lists, and complaint/adverse event records."

The FSMA has changed everything, and companies within the food industry need to prepare themselves for this brave new world where record-keeping is critical and management can go to prison if consumers become ill or die. And one can only imagine the litigation implications.

Our highly-experienced, nationwide network of food safety consultants can assist your company in preparing for the full implementation of FSMA provisions. Feel free to contact us at (888) 799-2678 or to discuss your situation.
PMMI Study on FSMA 

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) recently completed 64 interviews with food manufacturing professionals detailing their perception of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Interesting observations include:
  • The three aspects of the FSMA that are most likely to impact both food producers and equipment manufacturers include rules governing preventive control, record-keeping and traceability, and sanitary equipment design.
  • Preventive control rules are likely to have some of the earliest and most significant effects on food producers. Each facility in the food supply chain must implement a written food safety plan that focuses on preventing hazards in foods. Operators of each facility need to understand the hazards likely to occur in their operation and to have preventive controls to minimize or prevent the hazards. 

The report also expands on ways that manufacturers affected by FSMA can make strides towards compliance. These steps include reducing liability with greater traceability capabilities, evaluating equipment design for improved sanitary construction and easy cleaning, and training operators thoroughly and often.  

PSV Food Safety Consultants offers a comprehensive  Gold Star Maintenance Program to help 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 
July, 2014



In This Issue
Can FDA Go After Food Safety Records?
PMMI FSMA Observations
In the News
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.