I read the story in Food and Drink Europe about some of the Delegates at the International Congress of Nutrition protesting at the presence of the big multinational manufacturers of…
On July 26, 2013, FDA issued proposed regulations that would greatly strengthen the oversight of foods imported for U.S. consumers. Under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations, importers would be required to perform certain risk-based activities to verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as that required of domestic food producers. The FSVP regulations would implement section 301 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
So, you now know how to improve approved supplier management – and recognise some of the barriers to best practice that you may well meet along the way. The good news is you are not alone in trying to overcome those obstacles. Software solutions can help. But before selecting a solution, here are some questions you should be asking your provider:
QADEX Alert relating to the suspension of National Britannia certification and the effect on supplier approval management systems
The debate about different food safety standards is not giving enough attention to the large number of food business operators who do not operate to a food safety standard and the distributors of foodstuffs who still adopt a trader mentality without sufficient investment in supplier assurance within their supply chains.
A tale of how Pinguin Foods reduced the cost of managing approved suppliers by over 50%
Following last weeks post we received a question from a reader who wanted to know what the objectives of the GFSI are.