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TAG January 1, 2017 0 Comments

There is a wealth of information available online for our industry, though finding quickly what you’re looking for is not always an easy task! The TAG team has formulated this quick hit list of essential food industry links for quick reference. Of course if you have any questions or need assistance in navigating the regulatory and GFSI landscape, please do not hesitate to contact us. FDA: United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website is comprehensive – yet can be quite cumbersome sometimes to find what you’re looking for! Well-versed with the FDA and its website, here’s a quick hit list of essential FDA links. We have also provided other key industry links around subject areas. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) FDA Food Code FDA Frequently Asked Questions FDA’s Food Contact Notification Program FDA Warning Letters FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) Retail & Food Service HACCP Juice HACCP Seafood HACCP Guidance for Commercial Processors of Acidified & Low-Acid Canned Foods (LACF) Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance Manufacture and Distribution of Infant Formula Regulations and Information Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for Dietary Supplements Food Labeling Code of Federal Regulations Animal feed medicated Feed cGMPs Nanotechnology Nanotechnology Fact Sheet Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Food Additives & Ingredients Food Allergens Reportable Food Registry for Industry FDA The Food Defect Action Levels Levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans Defect Levels Handbook The Bad Bug Book (Second Edition) Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture also has a wealth of information, below links for easy reference along with related agency and association links: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection FSIS Salmonella Action Plan Microbiological Testing Program for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) USDA Quarterly Enforcement Reports USDA Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG) Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Seafood Inspection Program The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pesticides The United States Federal Trade Commission Enforcement Policy Statement on Food Advertising Foreign Governments: TAG has supplied key links for government food regulatory bodies and related agencies outside the United States. TAG is is well-versed with the evolving global regulatory landscape and works with clients world-wide on navigating regulations country by country. Contact us if we can be of assistance! Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Codex Alimentarius Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) GFSI Standards: TAG has supplied key links for the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and its associated standards. TAG regularly works with GFSI in helping assess current standards. We also work with clients to help them define gaps to ensure ensure GFSI compliance. Contact us if we can be of assistance! The GFSI Guidance Document Primus GFS Standard IFS PACsecure Global Aquaculture Alliance Seafood BAP Processing Standard Global G.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Scheme and Produce Safety Standard Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS) FSSC 22000 Safe Quality Food (SQF) Canada GAP IFS Food Standard BRC Global Standard SQF Allergen Guidance About The Acheson Group (TAG) Led by Former FDA Associate Commissioner for Foods Dr. David Acheson, TAG is a food safety consulting group that provides guidance and expertise worldwide for companies throughout the food supply chain. With in-depth industry knowledge combined with real-world experience, TAG’s team of food safety experts help companies more effectively mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies, and ensure regulatory and standards compliance.


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