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What does All Natural mean to you?  Ask 10 people and get 10 different answers.  Actually whether you know what all natural means also depends largely upon your background and interest in the subject.  Confusing matters further are ‘absence’ claims such as Non-GMO. As anyone who reads this site regularly, you know that my background […]

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FSMA Animal Feed Compliance – September 17, 2018

​​September 17, 2018 marks a big day for all animal feed facilities subject to the Food Safety Modernization Act.  Effective this day all sites must have implemented the cGMP requirements, small sites must be in compliant with the full rule and large businesses, which were to comply last September, will now be subject to routine […]

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FSMA 2018 Update

With the effective date of the Produce Safety Rule in January 2018 all 3 food and feed rules are now in use and members of our industry are working hard to implement the requirements and understand the impact to their business.  While the programs and requirements may seem daunting it is very likely that your […]

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FDA FSVP Clarification

In mid January 2018 FDA released additional guidance to assist importers of raw grains with the implementation and management of their Foreign Supplier Verification Program. Details of the guidance can be found here: FSMA FSVP Raw Grain Imports  

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All Natural Advertising

What does All Natural mean to you?  The current adage is ask 10 people and get 10 different answers.  Actually whether you know what all natural means also depends largely upon your background and your knowledge. As anyone who reads this site regularly, you know that my background is meat and poultry.  I’ve worked in […]

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cGMP Implementation Deadline – September 2017

An important portion of FSMA to be implemented by animal feed mills is the application of cGMP’s consistent with the type of feed being manufactured. Some things you should know: The word ‘current’ indicates implementation of rules consistent with practices in place at the time of manufacture – meaning this is a living program requiring […]

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Is FSMA Going to Change under Trump?

With the inauguration of a new administration focused on reducing regulatory burden there has been much discussion about the potential effects on the Food Safety Modernization Act. Currently there has been no indication of any change of course by the FDA regarding ongoing implementation of the current programs but the rules are included in the […]

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Human Food versus Animal Feed

A common question these days from animal feed manufacturers is whether the FSMA regulation, and FDA themselves, understand the difference between human food and animal feed. There is justifiable concern that regulations are intended to move the animal feed industry toward the requirements of human food and most believe this is unwarranted. We as industry […]

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