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Information and News:
Food Quality and Safety Magazine: “Farm to Fork Safety.” This is a great resource, print or digital. Get a free subscription, keep up to date with the industry, be informed of emerging news, legislation, and recalls.
Food Safety Magazine: Events, podcasts, webinars, digital magazine archives, free subscription, news, and a food safety marketplace.
Marler Blog: “Providing Insight on Food Poisoning Outbreaks and Litigation.” Bill Marler, of Marler Clark law firm is full of news, opinion, and passion.
FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts: “Information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products” – quick sign up for helpful email alerts.
FDA – Food: US Food and Drug Administration Food homepage with tons of information.
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): FDA Guidance and Regulation regarding FSMA.
PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual: “Qualified individual means a person who has the education, training, or experience (or a combination thereof) necessary to perform an activity required under subpart C of this part, as appropriate to the individual’s assigned duties. A qualified individual may be, but is not required to be, an employee of the establishment.”
CFR – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21: “Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food.” All we need to know to conform to Federal standards.
FDA Reportable Food Registry: “The Reportable Food Registry (RFR or the Registry) is an electronic portal for Industry to report when there is reasonable probability that an article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences.” This is a required action for food producers for known issues.
Third Party Expectations and Resources:
AIB International: Worldwide training, seminars, one of the major Third Party Auditors, tons of resources and information.
AIB Free Information: Updates, calculators, posters, webinars, downloadable guides FREE!
SCS Global Services Food Safety: These folks do a lot, including Third Party Audits and local trainings at their offices in Emeryville, CA. Webinars, resources, videos, papers, etc.
SQF Institute: “One World, One Standard.” Safe Quality Food, an international standard. Download the codes, get training, find suppliers, learn about FSMA, news and events.