FDA – Food Defense Plan Builder “Tool”

Food Defense Plan Builder Tool:  http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/ToolsEducationalMaterials/ucm349888.htm?source=

The Food Defense Plan Builder is a user-friendly software program designed to assist owners and operators of food facilities with developing personalized food defense plans for their facilities. This user-friendly tool harnesses existing FDA tools, guidance, and resources for food defense into one single application. 

The Food Defense Plan Builder guides the user through the following sections:

  • Company Information
  • Broad Mitigation Strategies
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Focused Mitigation Strategies
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Action Plan
  • Supporting Documents
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SQF Level 2– Proposed Preventive Controls Comparison Modules 2 & 11 April 9, 2013

From SQF & Leavitt Partnering together to give you updated information so you can know how to meet the new FSMA regulatory requirements!!

Given the obvious parallels between GFSI and the FSMA preventive controls there have naturally been several questions related to the comparability of these proposed requirements and the practices and processes already in place in facilities certified to a GFSI benchmarked scheme. As a result, SQF contracted with Leavitt Partners to compare the elements of SQF Level 2 (specifically Modules 2 and 11) to the FDA proposed requirements. Our analysis examined the two major features of the proposed FDA rule: the new preventive controls requirements that industry must comply with in order to implement the requirements of Section 103 of FSMA, and the updated current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) (current 21 C.F.R. Part 110).

http://www.sqfi.com/wp-content/uploads/SQF-Preventive-Controls-Comparison-FULL-REPORT-April-2013.pdf

http:// leavit tpartners.com/global-food-solutions

 

Documents – Standards – Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) v4.0-2 Mar 2013

Keeping up with your Global Food Safety Initiative Scheme updates is an ongoing job for all the Small Businesses!

For my retainer clients/customers I attend conferences, sit on conference/scheme committees, attend specialized training and target specific trade shows/expos throughout the year.  I email my clients the updates as soon as I receive notification of any GFSI scheme revisions/changes as I am doing with all of you below!

GlobalG.A.P. North America:      Documents – Standards – Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) v4.0-2 Mar 2013 – Mandatory for Renewals & New Certificates June 1, 2013

http://www1.globalgap.org/north-america/front_content.php?idcat=201

Good Luck with your changes and know that help is just around the corner!