Industry News

cGMP – The backbone of FSMA and HACCP

A basis for any food safety program is the implementation and documentation of Good Manufacturing Practices.  While the idea may seem intimidating at the onset, as you become more accustomed to the process you may find it of great benefit to your operation. The Preventative Controls regulations require cGMPs for employees, facility, sanitation, water distribution, […]

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CBD Hemp Sampling

Ranck & Associates is pleased to be recognized by the State of Pennsylvania as a licensed Hemp Sampling Agent. If you require sampling prior to harvest please feel free to contact us for a quote.

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Keep Abreast of Food Recalls

Food recalls can affect each of us. The addition of food club and grocery loyalty programs has greatly enhanced the manufacturer and retailer ability to trace and notify persons who may be affected by a specific recall. Myriad of websites also offer up to date recall information. My current go to site for details of […]

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All Natural**

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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