The Time to Act is Now
Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for both Human Food and Food for Animals was published in the Federal Register in September 2015 and with this action, the countdown to implementation has begun. The first wave of facilities will be expected to have implementation complete no later than September 17, 2016 with smaller facilities to follow on September 17, 2017.
The rule establishes requirements in the following areas:
- Plant and grounds
- Water supply and plumbing
- Equipment and utensils
- Plant operations
- Holding and distribution
- Holding and distribution of human food by-products for use as animal food
The rule establishes requirements for:
- A written food safety plan
- Hazard analysis
- Preventive controls
- Corrective actions and corrections
- Supply-chain program
- Recall plan
To ensure a thorough plan that meets all requirements you will want to make certain all the areas are touched upon and the requirements cover all aspects of your operation.
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