The FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety includes specific provisions for the Sprout Industry. Compliance for the largest sprout operations began January 26, 2017. Small and very small businesses have compliance dates of January 26, 2018 and January 28, 2019, respectively. Testing is compulsory.: “Spent sprout irrigation water from each production batch of sprouts, or […]
ARE YOUR FSMA READY? Are you a small or medium sized business? Do you need resources to determine your status and what you may need to do? Are you subject to or “covered” under the Produce Safety Rule as a Farm, Processing Facility or Packing Operation? Is your facility “covered” under the Preventive Controls Rule? […]
When speaking with food safety managers trying to upgrade their testing methods, we are often asked —what is real-time PCR? How does it work? The quick answer is: PCR (or polymerase chain reaction, for those science nerds out there) is a technique for multiplying a specific strand of DNA or RNA millions of times by manipulating the cell’s natural machinery. Once multiplied or amplified, the target DNA can readily be detected though a variety of methods.
Food Safety Topics we found this week that may be relevant to you. Multiple violations put Colorado smoked salmon processor on notice. The FDA published a report regarding the salmon processor’s multiple violations of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point (HAACP) regulation. Infractions noted included a lack of hazard analysis, failure to follow monitoring […]
Food Safety topics we found this week that may be relevant to you. FDA finalizes Food Safety Modernization Act; Whole Genome Sequencing protects consumers from illness; and Forbes India asks “can you really trust what you eat?” After years of revisions and public comments, the Food Safety Modernization Act is ready. It’s official. The U.S. […]