Ongoing programs like the VFC (Vaccines for Children) and the Pneumonia vaccine for the older members of the community are seen as annual programs. However, we always associate the Flu vaccine with fall and winter.
Ready for it or not, the FDA is overhauling the food safety system, and companies impacted by the FSMA ruling will be forced to abide by these eventual new regulations.
How soon must shippers, drivers, carriers, and receivers of food products comply? The answer is clear that vendors will need to get themselves in gear.
Is your company meeting Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) guidelines? This initiative was introduced in 2009, and has been built as a roadmap to a common standard for external traceability. Implementing this initiative is a critical strategy that will help your company comply with strict food safety and supply chain regulations.
Like many of us that work in this industry I always follow very closely the presentations from the Spring and early Summer rounds of trade events and industry meetings to see what might be new.
Being that cold chain and drug security are close to my own areas of personal interest I always tune in on the articles and data related to these two areas.
Late last month the FDA CBER (Consumer Affairs Branch) issued an advisor notice to interested persons containing information related to the storage and use of temperature sensitive biological products that have been involved in a temporary electrical power failure, or flood conditions.
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