Plastic Detectable Levels
How detectable are metal and x-ray detectable plastics?
This paper explores the level of detectability of metal & x-ray detectable plastics, which are commonly used to enhance food and product safety in food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing applications.
This paper is intended for anyone using metal or x-ray detection equipment or looking to improve their foreign contamination detection process by utilizing detectable plastics with detection systems.
Understanding the level of detectability of metal & x-ray detectable plastics will help ensure a successful implementation of detectable plastics and maximize food and product safety. Included are visual references and detectability charts for both metal & x-ray, showing size comparisons from tests run on industry leading detection equipment.
Top 5 Challenges of FSMA Implementation
(and How to Solve Them)
Are you prepared for the first Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation deadline, coming up this September?
If you answered “no,” you’re in good company. In a survey earlier this spring by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group, only 1 in 4 respondents said they were totally ready.
To help food processors and packagers — and their suppliers — better understand what’s coming and how to prepare for it, we spoke with Carrie Hayden, President of Perry Johnson Food Safety Consulting, and some of Perry Johnson’s trainers and consultants about issues they see surrounding FSMA implementation.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll publish several articles resulting from these interviews. In this first one, we tackle some top challenges related to FSMA compliance and how to solve them.
FDA releases groundbreaking food safety rules for produce farms and imported food to modernize and strengthen food safety system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took major steps to prevent foodborne illness by finalizing rules implementing the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act that, for the first time, establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety standards. The Agency also issued a rule establishing a program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies, also known as auditors, to conduct food safety audits of foreign food facilities. These final rules will help produce farmers and food importers take steps to prevent problems before they occur.
FDA Opens Reportable Food Registry Electronic Portal
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new way to head off potential cases of foodborne illness via a new Reportable Food Registry (RFR), which food industry officials are required to use in order to alert the FDA quickly, through an electronic portal when they find their products might sicken or kill people/animals. The requirement, a result of legislation, took effect with the launch of the portal. The RFR applies to all FDA-regulated categories of food and feed. Registered food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States under section 415(a) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 350d) are required to report when there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, an article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.