Change Site
Growers
Go Search
cancel
cancel
Thank you for signing up for eNews and/or creating an Almond Profile.
Your sign-up is complete.


 Categories



Recent Issues
[+]  April 2014
[+]  March 2014
[+]  February 2014
[+]  January 2014
[+]  December 2013
[+]  November 2013
[+]  October 2013
[+]  August 2013
[+]  July 2013
[+]  June 2013
[+]  May 2013
[+]  April 2013
[+]  March 2013
[+]  February 2013
[+]  January 2013
[+]  December 2012
[+]  November 2012
[+]  October 2012
[+]  August 2012
[+]  July 2012
[+]  June 2012
[+]  May 2012
[+]  April 2012
[+]  March 2012
[+]  February 2012
[+]  January 2012
[+]  December 2011
[+]  November 2011
[+]  October 2011
[+]  August 2011
Past Issues
Search:

FSMA on the Horizon

For the past four years or so, discussions with the Almond Quality and Food Safety Committee have always revolved around attempts to understand and prepare for the food safety issues of the future. Certainly, high-profile nut recalls have had a tremendous impact on this direction, and, until now, our customers have played a major role in charting that course by establishing more stringent requirements and mandating attainment of third-party certifications that are compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative.

This year, our industry will have to shift focus as the Food and Drug Administration begins to roll out new regulations associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Remember that long-forgotten federal food safety legislation that was signed into law last year? It wasn’t lost. In fact, the FDA has been feverishly working to develop new regulations to meet many deadlines established in the law.

Although I am confident we will be well positioned to meet and exceed many of the new mandates established by the FDA, it is now even clearer that these new regulations will have impact throughout the entire food supply chain, affecting every aspect of our business. Once again, our collective resources and efforts, coordinated through the Almond Board of California, will be the perfect platform for our industry to continue to excel and set an example for food safety. With the combined talent and experience of our industry, we will meet this challenge and continue to build our reputation as the industry leader.

Sincerely,
Brian Dunning, Chair
Almond Quality and Food Safety Committee

Share this article
Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01 Image 01
Warning: This link connects to a third party website not associated with the Almond Board of California. The link has been provided solely as a convenience to you and The Almond Board of California assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, quality, safety, or nature of the content on the linked site.
Click Agree to continue to the requested site, or click Decline to return to your most recently viewed Almond Board page.
agree decline