Monday links

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September Soaker – The Progressive Farmer Heavy rains are flooding fields and roads in Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Iowa — states now in the corn harvest. This is increasing the chances […]

FSMA and the role of environmental monitoring

Signed into law more than five years ago, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now finalized and will take effect over the next few years. The most comprehensive reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus […]

FSMA: What is meant by a qualified individual?

As the date for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) looms near, many companies are taking a closer look at their food safety practices and the personnel they have employed to carry out new testing procedures and the documentation requirements that follow.

One of these requirements calls on a “qualified individual” to prepare […]