The Almond Board recently hosted its annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium, which highlights advancements in food safety technology and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The one-day symposium covers everything from technologies in the orchard to end processing, and is a key opportunity to stay abreast of the food safety issues affecting the almond industry.
Listen to the report:
From the Almond Board of California:
Almond processors and some huller/shellers are covered by Preventive Controls (PC) for human food, which went into effect September 2016 for large operations. Covered operations must establish and implement a food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and implementation of risk-based preventive controls.
Depending on the nature of your operations, additional FSMA rules may apply to you, such as Preventive Controls for Animal Food, Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals and Intentional Adulteration.
Get more information here: http://www.almonds.com/processors/programs-and-events/food-quality-safety-symposium