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December 2017 Newsletter: What’s new in issue 8: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

Issue 8 of BRC’s Food Safety Standard is out for public comment and TUV USA is excited about the proposed new changes! At first glance, it’s hard to miss new sections 8 and 9 and about two dozen new clauses, but what results...

Nov./Dec. Newsletter: What Do Class I Recall Trends Tell Us About Food Safety Management?

Over the past five years, the U.S. food industry—and those supplying the U.S.—have seen regulatory expansion in food production and handling systems with the advent of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). But, what impact have the mandated controls a

October 2017 Newsletter: Identity Preservation and Food Safety: Natural Partners

Generally speaking, IP systems reflect practices, which ensure the purity and integrity of a food commodity or product. This includes organic, non-GMO and gluten-free production systems.

September 2017 White Paper: Managing cross-contamination and cross-contact across the food supply chain

Cross-contamination and allergen cross-contact incidents are frequently indicated as causes of food recalls. According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Reports, food products recalled from January 1 through August 30, 2017...

August 2017 Newsletter: How Effective is your supplier approval program?

Of course your supplier approval program is effective; you have the scorecards to prove it! But, can your supplier approval program truly stand the test. Does it prevent food safety hazards from entering the food supply chain..

July 2017 Newsletter: Summary of FDA Guidance and Resources for FSMA Compliance

Still wondering what the FDA expects from your operation to achieve compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulation? TUV USA is here to point you to some helpful guidance documents and websites that highlight..

June 2017 Special Edition Webinar: 8 Tips for Managing a FSMA Compliant Food Safety Training Program

With many FSMA compliance dates soon nearing or past, regulated food businesses must ensure management and site personnel are adequately trained and knowledgeable to carry out their respective job responsibilities.

May 2017 Newsletter: FSVP: 6 Key Points for Compliance

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) compliance date is fast approaching for companies importing food into the U.S.

April 2017 Bonus Newsletter: FSMA Implementation: What to Expect from FDA in 2017

The BRC Food Safety Americas Conference welcomed Sharon Mayl, Senior Advisor for Policy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who spoke on FDA’s progress regarding FSMA implementation.

April 2017 Newsletter: What do new GFSI Benchmarking Requirements mean for suppliers?

With a fresh new look and streamlined benchmarking process, version 7.0 of the GFSI Guidance Document is ready for action. But what does this mean for the food supply chain? And, what changes will most notably improve currently

March 2017 White Paper: Effective Verification

You know you need to verify your food safety controls and suppliers if your company’s activities are subject to regulation under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) or if you are certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

February 2017 Newsletter: SQF 8: Key Changes and the Impact for Suppliers

Long awaited edition 8 of the SQF Code is nearly published. Many of the proposed changes are geared at helping sites develop and implement practices, which support regulatory compliance with FSMA legislation, and promote industry best

January 2017 Newsletter: BRC Voluntary Modules: Looking Ahead in 2017

Certification to the voluntary modules increases efficiency in audit management by reducing audit redundancy, ensuring competent assessment through highly trained and qualified BRC auditors, and streamlined reporting through the BRC

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