Many industry stakeholders are still confused about the proposed FSMA, according to a study from PMMI. The “Food Safety & Traceability 2014” report, based on 64 interviews with manufacturing professionals, includes details about the impact of FSMA and how equipment manufacturers can best prepare for the upcoming regulations. It identifies the industries most affected by the anticipated rules. Fresh produce manufacturers are expected to see the greatest impact. The report also expands on ways that manufacturers affected by FSMA can make strides towards compliance. These steps include reducing liability with greater traceability capabilities, evaluating equipment design for improved sanitary construction and easy cleaning, and training operators thoroughly and often.
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