FDA Launches New Food Safety Software
Have you heard the news? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled their new, cost-efficient Food Safety Plan Builder (FSPB) to help guide businesses in creating customized food safety plans and comply with FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements.
With this Food Safety Plan Builder, more and more business will be provided the tools they need to identify potential hazards, and put preventative measures in place to reduce and/or prevent those issues.
The software is free to use, and according to the FDA, “strictly optional on the part of the user.” This essentially means that although the tool correlates with existing guidance and regulations, “use of the Food Safety Plan Builder by owners and operators of food facilities does not mean that their food safety plan, preventive controls, good manufacturing practices and other food safety procedures are approved by FDA or comply with FDA requirements.”
The following sections are accessible when using the Food Safety Plan Builder:
- Facility Information
- Preliminary Steps
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) & Prerequisite Programs
- Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls Determination
- Process Preventive Controls
- Food Allergen Preventive Controls
- Sanitation Preventive Controls
- Supply-Chain Preventive Controls
- Recall Plan
- Reanalysis of Food Safety Plan
- Food Safety Plan Report
- Recordkeeping Procedures
- Important Contacts
- Supporting Documents
Click here to read more specifics on this new food safety initiative.
At Produce Alliance, food safety and quality assurance isn't just our management initiative, it's our way of life. With our alliance of quality growers and dedicated distributors, our food service partners trust us to provide them top quality produce at the leading market price.
Our suppliers and distributors must meet specific food safety guidelines for quality assurance and are inspected by an approved third-party auditor. A meticulous review of the supplier's food safety program, recall program and employee training program is also conducted to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our partners.
We offer industry-leading technology as a means to seamlessly trace and track product accountability with a full staff of Customer Account Managers readily available.
From our farms to your fork, our dedication to food safety is paramount to the success of Produce Alliance and its partners. Click here to learn more about the importance of food safety, meet our Food Safety Experts, and view our informative resources and alerts.