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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. 

Recap of FSMA & Re-Inspection Fees      


About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are FDA Food Police hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable. Hence the emergence of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), relevant highlights of which are:
  • Preventive controls - For the first time, FDA has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, prevention-based controls across the food supply.
  • Inspection and Compliance- The legislation recognizes that inspection is an important means of holding industry accountable for its responsibility to  produce safe food; thus, the law specifies how often FDA should inspect food producers. 
If a facility fails an FDA inspection and a re-inspection is required, the FY2015 fee schedule is:
  • $217 per hour - if domestic travel is required
  • $305 per hour - if foreign travel is required
For example, if three inspectors take six hours to determine compliance upon a re-inspection, a domestically-based facility will be billed for $3906.00.

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.
Food Safety in the News 
August, 2014



In This Issue
Recap of FSMA & Re-Inspection Fees
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.