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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 Food Products Ever Become 100% Safe?        


Despite the efforts of companies in the food industry, the nation continues to experience food-related illnesses and recalls on a regular basis. This raises the question, "Can food products ever be made 100 percent safe?


The sad truth is "Probably not." There are just too many variables in food production and supply chains to catch everything. But with the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its implementation under the FDA, food products can be made "safer."


Just think of all the opportunities for adulteration in the food supply chain, a few of which include:
  • Cross contamination in preparation facilities or from other foods.
  • Temperature variations in transporting and storing crops, meats and packaged food products.
  • Incorrect or unclear labeling (which impacts those with food allergies).
  • Improper cooking procedures.
  • Unpasteurized milk, raw fish, raw eggs and other high-risk foods. 

Moreover, products from farms with annual sales less than $250,000 are not covered by the FSMA. Nor are beef, chicken, pork, and processed egg products which are regulated by the US Department of Agriculture, an agency subject to heavy industry lobbying to reduce costs. Plus, there are so many different foodborne infections that it is highly doubtful that all instances of E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria, for example, can ever be eliminated.   


The best that companies in food-related industries can do is to implement a certified food safety program, be complaint with evolving FDA regulations, maintain accurate record-keeping and be prepared with a tested recall program.


We can help. Food Safety Consultants is a North American network of expert consultants designed to assist organizations in the food industry in becoming certified to globally accepted GFSI standards. Contact us for a free consultation.
Food Safety in the News 
November, 2014



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Can Food Products Ever Become 100% Safe?
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.