Do you have an up-to-date food safety plan? How secure are your sanitary transportation operations? Are your standards and procedures on par with the sanitary cold chain market? Do you have an HACCP plan in place already? If you were approached for an audit, would you pass an FDA inspection and be able to show officials your records dating back at least two years?
Ease of mind is what you want when you transport a large quantity of consumable product. Trust is what you need in the solutions that are monitoring your various perishable commodities, especially once they leave your domain. DeltaTrak’s reliable temperature monitoring solutions are made specifically for all points in the cold chain process.
With the fairly recent DQSA (Drug Quality and Security Act), plus new regulations in China for GSP, and the EU for GDP, plus rumors that Japan will be adopting the EU GDP guidelines, it seems that global regulations are becoming harmonized. These regulations are based upon quality, risk mitigation, and the measures taken to prevent adulteration or the counterfeiting of drugs.
If all goes as the FDA plans with its Food Safety Modernization Act, importers will soon be required to meet the same level of public health protection as food that is produced in the United States. The new law is meant to significantly enhance the FDA’s ability to oversee the millions of food products coming into the United States from other countries each year. This ruling is also intended to reduce annual costs associated with imported foods and food borne illness.
With all the “Breaking News” headlines we receive related to food safety matters, it is easy to get troubled on the domestic front, or for any of us that travel abroad. The weekly saturation of emails and notices I read on this topic reveal disturbing facts that would turn even the most iron-clad of stomachs sour.
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