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).
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