I subscribe to a free publication “FSN – Food Safety News” to keep as up to date as possible with Food Safety issues, incidents and recalls. This article appeared this morning…
FDA food investigations running at less than 50 percent of normal
By Dan Flynn on January 22, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has “more than 200 food investigators” on the job “not counting support staff and supervisors” out of about 550 total professionals “when the agency is fully operational,” according to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
In a “tweet” Monday, the FDA commissioner said he was responding to questions about staffing levels for FDA’s Office of Human and Animal Food Operations. It was one of the most detailed statements about food safety staffing that Gottlieb has made since the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22.
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Most of the feed mills that subscribe to my posts are small facilities and not currently subject to inspections of Feed safety Plans. This article published by AFIA reminds large facilities what to inspect when FDA knocks to do a Feed Safety Plan inspection. It has valuable information you need to consider as you continue to prepare your Feed safety Plan. In the coming months you may get a CGMP inspection. Remember while the FDA is not inspecting small facility feed safety plans you are required to have one in place. I have bolder the part that i have been preaching for almost 3 years now. Please read this important information…
Continue reading “AFIA Reminds Members of Expectations for HA/PC Inspections, Clarifies Investigator Process with FDA”
All Food Facilities (including animal food) must register as such with the FDA in even years between October 1 and December 31. The FDA has published a small entity compliance guide to assist in this registration process. It is CFD’s opinion that all CFD customers of pet, animal or human food products we sell are required to register.
Continue reading “All Animal Food Facilities must complete Registration between 10/1 – 12/31/18”
It is hard to believe that 3 years has past since the rules for FSMA were finalized. But today is Monday, September 17, 2018 and this date is significant!
- All food facilities must be in compliance with CGMP’s. If you or someone you know is planning on filing for an exemption based on the size of the facility it is important to understand that there is no exemption from CGMP’s.
- Small business must have or be actively engaged in performing a Hazard Analysis to identify Known and Reasonably Foreseeable Hazards. They than must make a determination if they require a preventive control to mitigate those hazards to an acceptable hazard.
Continue reading “FSMA Compliance is NOW!”
The following was posted on the FDA website today…Caution: Do not be complacent. Keep calm and keep busy. The announcement indicates an intention to delay inspections not compliance.
“Jenny Murphy, a consumer safety officer at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, explains what animal food producers can anticipate in this next phase in the implementation of the rule entitled Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals (PC Animal Food rule). Continue reading “FDA Announcements”
Last week I attended the 2018 FSPCA Lead Instructor Conference for instructors of FSMA Food Safety Courses. As in last years conference I always learn something new. Here are some highlights for Animal Food. Just a reminder that there are two more dates to remember in terms of compliance: Continue reading “What did I learn at this years FSPCA Instructor Conference?”
More free videos for training on the Sanitary Transportation of Animal Feed have been posted to the Free Training Video page.
#4 – Sanitary Transportation of Animal Feed – Target Audience is Transportation Companies hauling grains and animal food.
If your third party carriers are reluctant to haul grains and feed due to the regulation that went into effect in April this 9 minute video will tell them what they need to know. Please feel free to send them to this site for this important training.
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