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FDA Draft Guidelines and How it Will Impact Growers and More
David Hatch

By: David Hatch on June 19th, 2019

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FDA Draft Guidelines and How it Will Impact Growers and More

"Cold-Smoked Fish to Blame for Multi-Country Listeria Outbreak”

A multi-country food-borne outbreak in Europe finally has a confirmed source: cold-smoked trout and salmon. The fish products, produced in Estonia, were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Cold-smoked trout and salmon were identified as the outbreak source via whole-genome sequencing by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 

 

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FDA Releases Document to Help Growers With Food Safety Plans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance to help growers determine set their food safety plans. The guidance provides direction on whether alternative produce safety courses can meet certain training requirements of the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a news release.

 

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Eight Years Later Find Out How the Food Safety Modernization Act Could Effect Ware House Operations

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted on January 4, 2011, and while it took several years for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement FSMA, for the most part it is now in place. While FDA field inspectors may not be concentrating on food warehouses to enforce this relatively new law, warehouses on a more frequent inspection schedule could be around the corner.

 

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Fresh Food taking Precedence over Fast Food

Customers are still short on time, but they’re less likely to compromise on health. Retailers are responding to these changes by creating new prepared items, like salads, juices and even dinners, and by switching around store layouts or even testing out new store prototypes to accommodate consumers’ new concerns. Ensuring the quality of these products is becoming more and more pivotal. 

 

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About David Hatch

Dave Hatch has spent over 30 years solving data management, information security and analytics challenges across multiple industries, including food/beverage, healthcare, publishing, manufacturing and financial services. As Chief Strategy Officer at Corvium, Dave focuses on the emerging digital transformation occurring in the food industry, and its impact on the advancement of food safety programs across the food supply chain.