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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 Bares Teeth!      
For those wondering how strong the FDA will be in enforcing food safety laws, the recent shuttering of Henh Wong Fresh Produce in Sacramento, CA answers the question.

The company had been cited for unsanitary food production facilities and practices. After repeated offenses, FDA obtained a permanent injunction that led to an agreement to close the business.

Referencing Food Safety News, "The department will not hesitate to bring enforcement actions against food producers who do not follow the necessary procedures to comply with our nation's food safety laws," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Department of Justice's Civil Division.
This year has also seen stepped up FDA action against cosmetic products, dietary supplements, food importers, packagers and erroneous food labeling.

According to Food Safety Magazine, "FDA is conducting more domestic inspections than in recent years. The demeanor of FDA personnel during inspections has changed as well. Inspectors are much more assertive, often insisting on access to records and asserting their "right" to take photographs even without express legal authority. Inspections are also more comprehensive, and inspectors are "drilling down" deeper than ever before.

"Companies that receive Warning Letters now face steep re-inspection fees under the FSMA. Since FDA often sends in a team of inspectors who conduct extensive testing and stay on for several days, the cost of the inspection could easily total or even exceed $20,000."

We Can Help

If your organization needs assistance in becoming food safety certified, we can help. We also have customized maintenance programs to help ensure your company is prepared for re-certification audits, vendor audits and FDA inspections. Our North American alliance of food safety consultants provides a local answer for these needs. Learn more at Food Safety Consultants.
August, 2015



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Don Steele, PSV Food Safety Consultants 
Don Steele

We are a nationwide 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.