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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 approved food safety certifications. In doing so, we typically become a valued business partner to our clients. 
Product Recalls Soar

In the wake of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) implementation by the FDA, food product recalls have soared. These are typically due to mislabeling, undeclared allergens or contamination.
For example, after seven people fell severely ill from listeria infections (and two later died), CRF Frozen Foods is expanding its recall to include 358 products sold at major chains like Costco, Trader Joe's, and Safeway. Similarly, Hostess is recalling 710,000 cases of snack cakes and donuts because its flour supplier, Grain Craft, has announced a recall of its own due to undeclared peanut residue.

Food companies are now taking FDA and Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement seriously and implementing more voluntary recalls. And it is not just the FDA you have to worry about - law firms now circle food poisoning incidents like sharks in the water.

Recalls are expensive. Sadly, most are also preventable. Each recall highlights weaknesses in a company's food safety program. Would not it be better to tackle issues upfront with proven food safety programs such as HACCP, HARPC or GFSI-approved schemes (SQF, BRC, etc.) instead of tweaking procedures through recalls that damage market images, endanger vendor relationships and risk costly litigation? The FDA is playing for keeps - shouldn't you?

What is the Bottom Line for your Company?

The Food Safety Modernization Act changed the world for organizations in the food industry. Food safety enforcement by the FDA and DOJ has quickly become aggressive and is transforming the industry.

Recalls are up, as are DOJ investigations for criminal activity. This is a tripwire that you want to avoid. It pays to have an accredited food safety management system in place.
We can Help

If your organization needs assistance in becoming certified to a food safety standard, preparing for vendor or re-certification audits, or being ready for HARPC compliance under the FSMA landscape, we can provide affordable local consultants to assist you. Learn more at Food Safety Consultants, a North American alliance of highly experienced consultants with proven track records.
June 2016



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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.