The first compliance date for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has passed. It was September 19, 2016. The Act requires the entire food chain supply to implement standards in an effort to prevent foodborne illness. This first major compliance requires large manufacturers of human and animal food to meet preventive controls and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMPS) requirements. Processes and procedures will be needed to document and demonstrate that legal criteria is being met. Preventive controls for temperature regulation play an essential role in this legislation.
The FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule requires shippers to adhere to strict requirements for temperature-controlled food. Just one degree in deviation from the designated or recommended temperature of food during transport could render the entire shipment unsafe. A receiving facility cannot accept it, sickness and it can’t be salvaged or sold on the secondary market. It will be considered waste. Accurate records of adequate temperature controls during the transportation process will prevent waste and save money.
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With so much attention on temperature control, it is glaringly apparent that technology plays a critical component in FSMA compliance. The Mesa Labs Point Six™ Wireless temperature sensors provide accurate, real-time actionable data and irrefutable documentation, making FSMA compliance for temperature regulation less burdensome. Learn more about Mesa Labs Point Six™ Wireless temperature sensors at www.PointSix.com or contact Mark Fauber at 404.834.8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.