For small- to mid-sized companies, the conversion to modern Food Safety Systems may be a formidable task and the clock is ticking. The effort, however, can bring advantages and benefits that go beyond the duty to comply with FSMA. These include a reduction in consumer complaints, higher quality products, less possibilities of a recall, a better position to litigate if a problem should occur, proof of compliance to the FDA, and a business advantage if a customer requires an updated Food Safety Plan.
Dr. Barach, principal for Barach Enterprises LLC, is a lecturer, training professional, consultant, and educator in food safety systems, food sanitation, HACCP, and FSMA. Reach him at Jeff.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Further Reading
For more information, Dr. Barach recently authored a plain-language guidebook that assists small- to mid-sized food companies with the task of complying with FSMA human food rules. “FSMA and Food Safety Systems: A Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Rules” is available here.