ISO 22000 FOOD SAFETY TEAM The Food Safety Team will need to work on identifying what regulations apply to your organization. Use the expertise of the members of the food safety team as well as any experts, organizations and publications in your industry. The codex web-page is another good resource.
It had sounded like the food safety bill s510 would be debated in the senate this week, but financial reform has pushed that time frame back. Food Safety News reports that Chairman Harkin is confident that the bill will pass the Senate before they adjourn for the Memorial Day recess.
FSSC 22000: Management Responsibility The standard requires that top management is involved with and committed to the food safety management system, recognizing that without top management commitment it would be unlikely that the FSMS would get the resources and support needed to ensure that it is an effective system. As part of this commitment management […]
Some frequently asked questions about E. coli: Q: What is Escherichia coli, or E. coli?A: E. coli are common, normally benign intestinal bacteria found in humans and animals, but the O157:H7 strain produces a powerful toxin that can cause bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and in some cases death. The O157 bacteria is virulent and tough […]
Not Much of a Food Fight in the SenateAccording to reports from congressional staff, the Senate is set to take up its version of a food safety bill next week. It is a popular bill that is not expected to cause too much grief. Last year the House passed a bill similar in philosophy, but […]
Efforts to reduce illnesses caused by one of the most dangerous food borne bacteria, E. coli O157:H7, appear to be paying off, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, but sickness caused by other pathogens is rising. Preliminary data released by the CDC showed a 2009 drop in the incidence of infections from […]
If millions of Americans getting sick from unsafe foods isn’t motivation enough for the Senate to pass food safety legislation, maybe money would be a stronger incentive. A study released in March estimated the economic impact of food-borne illness. The results were more dizzying than some of the stomach bugs unsafe food causes. Conducted by […]
S.510 – FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Vote planned for the week of April 12 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to regulate food, including by authorizing the Secretary to suspend the […]
Making the decision to register to ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000 When you are evaluating 22000 Registration, you will need to know what it will take for your organization to build the Food Safety Management System (FSMS), and what the benefits of registration will be. The answer will be different for every company. It depends […]
Step 6: Have your registration audit When the day of your Registration Audit has arrived, it is time to showcase your Food Safety Management System. The Auditor or Auditors are coming in to see how you have addressed the requirements of 22000, and how you have designed your FSMS. The Registrar that you choose will audit […]