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!
This is where your certification body, consultants and even the company, both corporate and plant level, personnel can receive the information via scheme websites, industry conferences, committees, specific GFSI scheme training and trade shows/expos. Once they are notified it is a simple matter of alerting everyone to the coming changes through basic newsletters, group emails, and/or blogs.
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!
AND NOW FOR THE LONG AWAITED GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS ——- MODULES 2 AND 11 ONLY.