The FFA SAE grant application period begins October 1 and closes November 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST. To be eligible for this grant, middle and high school students planning to pursue an organic SAE project must follow USDA organic production standards. Applicants must be FFA members and submit their proposals on the FFA website. Grants […]
Interested in becoming a sampling agent for the 2021 harvest year? PDA has released their criteria and is currently qualifying agents. Information can be found here.
GFSI has opened a new public consultation related to auditor success designed to enhance auditor recruitment, qualifications and management. All interested parties are encouraged to review the materials at the provided link and provide feedback for the proposed system. GFSI Public Consultation
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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