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labor front

FSMA Moves
Forward
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the midst of
the rulemaking and guidance development process required
to establish the new prevention-oriented standards, and Food
Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation teams have
developed many ideas for how FDA can better oversee the
food industry, strengthen the global food safety system, and
enhance protection of public health. 

Maintaining rigid food safety standards is paramount for retail bakeries.

Planning has also begun for the next phase of FSMA implemen-

Background of the Program

tation, which involves operationalizing the new public health

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act gives FDA a new

prevention standards and implementing on the ground the

public health mandate. It directs FDA to establish standards for

strategic and risk-based industry oversight framework that is at

adoption of modern food safety prevention practices by those

the heart of FSMA.  

who grow, process, transport, and store food. 

In late April, the FDA held its FSMA public meeting on imple-

It also gives FDA new mandates, authorities and oversight

mentation strategy. This was a two-day meeting with an

tools aimed at providing solid assurances that those practices

overview from FDA on the overarching FDA implementation

are being carried out by the food industry on a consistent,

philosophy and strategy followed by a series of breakout

on-going basis. The central external force driving change is the

sessions and a general summary session. 

dramatic expansion in the global scale and complexity of the
food system. Hundreds of thousands of growers and processors

In May 2014, FDA released its "Operational Strategy for

worldwide are producing food for the US market, using increas-

Implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act" to

ingly diverse and complicated processes, managing complex

guide FDA's FSMA implementation. This March, FDA estab-

and extended supply chains, and making millions of decisions

lished a public docket for this strategy.  Public comments are

every day that affect food safety. 

due May 26, 2015. The implementation strategy served as the
underlying guide for this FDA meeting. 

The burgeoning scale and complexity of the food system
make it impossible for FDA on its own to provide the elevated

AIB International Inc., based in Manhattan, Kansas, can assess

assurances of food safety envisioned by FSMA and needed to

your bakery's current programs and suggest updates so you

maintain a high level of consumer confidence in the safety of

can bring them into compliance before FSMA rules become

the food supply. Accompanying this change is the now widely

final. The assessment is available in English and Spanish.

shared understanding that the foundation for reducing the
risk of preventable foodborne illness in today's global food

Measure and improve your food safety programs

system-and providing consumers the assurances of food

Learn how your food plant ranks against FSMA regulations

safety they seek-is action by the food industry. Specifically,

Discover and correct weaknesses before an FDA inspection

food safety depends primarily on the food industry, with top-

Impress new and existing customers with program

level management commitment and working in a continuous

improvements

improvement mode, to implement science- and risk-based
preventive measures at all appropriate points across the farm-

To learn more, visit www.aibonline.org.

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Editor's Note - A Need for Transparency
Table of Contents
News Bites - Bakers set sights on gold medal at iba
Alternative pizza formats
AIB certification enhances website
My Favorite Things
Management - Prevention
Labor Front - FSMA Moves Forward
Ingredients - Blueberry Challenge
Equipment - The Science of Fermentation
The Scenic Route to Success
A Buying Environment
What's Your Sign
Heirloom in Bloom
Bagel Popularity
Donut Craze Continues
Storytelling with Sweets
Easy, frozen, gourmet
Cafe - Sandwich Delivery
Products
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
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bake - May 2015 - Editor's Note - A Need for Transparency
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bake - May 2015 - Table of Contents
bake - May 2015 - AIB certification enhances website
bake - May 2015 - My Favorite Things
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bake - May 2015 - Management - Prevention
bake - May 2015 - 11
bake - May 2015 - Labor Front - FSMA Moves Forward
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bake - May 2015 - Ingredients - Blueberry Challenge
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bake - May 2015 - Equipment - The Science of Fermentation
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bake - May 2015 - The Scenic Route to Success
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bake - May 2015 - Bagel Popularity
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bake - May 2015 - Storytelling with Sweets
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bake - May 2015 - Easy, frozen, gourmet
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bake - May 2015 - Cafe - Sandwich Delivery
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