Across the entire food industry, food safety and supply chain professionals are diving into the details of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping food safety legislation to hit the industry in the last 70 years. Companies will take the next several months to get their FSMA plans set and continue getting ready for the pending compliance deadline. As you get FSMA ready, here are three key must-know facts to getting on the road to FSMA readiness.
1. Know Where you Stand...
First, food companies need to understand which rules apply to them and go through each to better understand where your company currently stands. Knowing where you are now will help you understand your gaps in FSMA compliance, better target your focus areas and map out a timeline and implementation plan.
2. Know your Suppliers...
For many companies, getting a handle on who exactly is supplying into their operations is actually a daunting task. But if you don’t have a deep understanding of your suppliers, how are you supposed to manage risk to your supply chain? Once you are fully aware of your suppliers and their capabilities, you can better execute if and when there is a quality or safety issue.
FoodLogiQ is helping food companies face the mounting regulations and call for supply chain transparency with our software platform FoodLogiQ Connect. With FoodLogiQ you can onboard all of your suppliers, capture product information from each of those suppliers, and rate them based on your own audits and assessments. By building this community in FoodLogiQ Connect, you can then achieve end-to-end traceability for your supply chain and act with confidence when food safety or quality issues arise or they have to issue a stock withdrawal or recall.
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