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Validation and Verification: A Practical, Industry-driven Framework Developed to Support the Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011
A general interest paper outlining the Preventive Controls Summit 2013 and their guidance on developing effective strategies for meeting validation and verification requirements. The most relevant information begins on p. 413.
A framework for developing and implementing a risk management plan with associated activities to ensure appropriate safety measures
A detailed guide to filth reduction and mitigation strategies, good agricultural practices, and hazard analysis critical control point strategies for spices
A brief guide to some specific hazards, critical limits, and corrective actions for developing a HACCP plan for acidified foods. Note: This document was created prior to 21 CFR 117 and FDA documents should be consulted for additional guidance.
Describing a Hazard That Needs Control in Documents Accompanying the Food, as Required by Four Rules Implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Guidance for Industry
A guide to hazard description, including which rules require it and how to describe hazards
A list of useful templates for establishing a food safety system, with a particular emphasis on dairy production.
A sample food safety plan filled out by a hypothetical omelet producer. [Appendix 3: Model Food Safety Plan Teaching Example]
An advisory guide to the background behind hazard analysis and critical control point principles and developing a HACCP plan. Note: This document was created prior to 21 CFR 117 and additional FDA documents should be consulted for further guidance.
A guide to some of the essential components of developing a food safety plan, including flow diagrams, hazards, preliminary steps, prerequisite programs, and principles of food safety plans.
A series of short write ups explaining necessary components of food safety programs. These programs and policies can be part of a prerequisite program, good manufacturing practices, preventive controls, or critical control points. Topics covered include allergens, approved suppliers, calibration, cleaning and sanitizing, consumer complaints, control of foreign material, crisis management, environmental monitoring, food defense, internal audits, non-conforming products, hold and release programs, pest control, preventive maintenance, product release, product specifications, quality control, recall program, receiving program, training program, verification program, and water supply.
This brief article outlines some of the definitions and requirements of creating acidified foods and how to safely process them.
The FSPCA training curriculum to guide processors though the PC rule. Topics covered include biological, chemical, physical, and economically motivated hazards, verification and validation procedures, record keeping procedures, process preventive controls, resources for food safety plans, sanitation preventive controls, supply chain preventive controls, recall plans, worksheets, templates, and examples.
A guidance publication that explains the specific regulation for juice producers, as well as exemptions and information on complying with HACCP policies.
A brief guide to the reasoning behind and key steps to developing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points assessment. Note: This document was created prior to 21 CFR 117 and FDA documents should be consulted for additional guidance
A detailed guide to processing nuts according PCFH guidelines
A Q&A sheet regarding who is covered by the PCHF rule and what that entails
Small Entity Compliance Guide: What You Need to Know About Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food
A guide designed to provide small entity processors with the most essential aspects of FSMA's Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.
Validation of Antimicrobial Interventions for Small and Very Small Processors: A How-to Guide to Develop and Conduct Validations
An article that explains the major component of conducting an antimicrobial intervention assessment and how small or very small processors could perform one at their facility. This includes a step-by-step list of activities to perform and formulas for statistical calculations of the data that processors can collect.
A blog post explaining the differences between HACCP and HARPC. It explains the role of HACCP in being FSMA compliant and the major components of a HARPC plan that producers must follow.