(Editor’s Note: This is an online-only article attributed to the August/September 2018 issue.)
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As compliance dates continue to roll out this year for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and updated current Good Manufacturing Practices, food processors are thinking digitally and a little out of the box to ensure requirements are met. Companies large and small are coming up with new practices and utilizing new tools to ensure requirements are met as effectively, efficiently, and easily as possible, and they are starting at the critical first step–the moment ingredients hit the loading dock.
When it comes to inventory brought into food production facilities and warehouses, the FDA specifies (21CFR117.80, section b): “Raw materials and other ingredients must be inspected and segregated or otherwise handled as necessary to ascertain that they are clean and suitable for processing into food and must be stored under conditions that will protect against allergen cross-contact and against contamination and minimize deterioration.” Proper intake of these raw materials and meticulous recordkeeping are critical first steps in meeting requirements for food traceability.| | | Next → | Single Page