FDA Extends FSMA Compliance Dates; Issues Draft Guidance

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2016

In August, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made three major Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) announcements as follows:
FSMA Rules at Food Quality and Safety Symposium

The Handle - Jul. 11, 2016

With the addition of the Intentional Adulteration rule, there are now seven rules that will have some impact on California Almond processors once
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training Offered June 1?3 in Modesto

The Handle - May. 09, 2016

Under the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), key personnel in charge of managing the food safety plan at a food processor must be a ?Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).? To become a PCQI, individuals must be trained using FDA-approved curriculum and training materials.
Eighteenth Annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium Will Feature Processor, Grower Preparation for FSMA

The Handle - May. 09, 2016

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will take center stage at this year?s Food Quality and Safety Symposium, with compliance dates coming soon for some handlers.
FDA to Host Public FSMA Live Webcast on March 21

The Handle - Mar. 10, 2016

The FDA is hosting a public meeting in Maryland and via live Webcast to discuss import safety regulations and programs on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
Some Good News for Almond Growers in FSMA Final Produce Safety Rule

The Handle - Dec. 02, 2015

Good News to Be Found in FSMA Final Rule for Preventive Controls

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2015

Preparing for the Future: Almond Industry Leadership, FSMA and PEC

The Handle - Jun. 09, 2015

This year?s Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium began with a new twist to the program; the first talk of the day was given by Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).  Waycott discussed how almonds have been under i
Speakers Explore Almond Storage Practices, Insect Resistance to Fumigants, Concealed Damage and Shelf Life at 16th Annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium

The Handle - Sep. 08, 2014