Environmental Monitoring and Control Programs (EMP/ECP) have always been critical in assuring food safety. But, today, with FDA continuing to conduct swab-a-thons during inspections, EMPs and ECPs have taken on additional regulatory compliance importance.
An Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) is a critical part of your Environmental Control Program (ECP). Not only is controlling environmental risks in the food facility and being able to demonstrate effective control through a robust ECP a critical part of a food safety program — it has become a regulatory requirement under the U.S. FDA, USDA/FSIS, and Canada’s CFIA.
TAG Founder and CEO David Acheson discusses why Environmental Control and Management Programs are important and how to build or improve yours.