FSMA & cGMPs

A basis for any food safety program is the implementation and documentation of Good Manufacturing Practices.  While the idea may seem intimidating at the onset, as you become more accustomed to the process you may find it of great benefit to your … [Continue reading]

The Time to Act is Now

Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for both Human Food and Food for Animals was published in the Federal Register in September 2015 and with this action, the countdown to implementation has … [Continue reading]

Lancaster County Agriculture

This week, above all others, we highlight and celebrate the many opportunities agriculture has given us in our great county and state.  Please take the time this week to thank a farmer and visit this site to participate in activities designed to … [Continue reading]

Internship Opportunity

NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION CURRENTLY ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the spring 2016 semester in their Washington, D.C. office. They are seeking a recent graduate or … [Continue reading]

Food Safety Modernization Act Update

The long awaited final rules for Preventative Controls are available, on time....... sort of.  The much anticipated final rules were due to be published August 30, 2015, by court mandate and with little aplomb, about noon eastern time on August 31, … [Continue reading]

Food Safety Modernization Act

With the arrival of summer comes what should be the final laps for the Preventative Controls for Animal Feeds rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The FDA development group is indicating final rule publication by the end of August 2015 … [Continue reading]

Food Safety Modernization Act & Animal Feed

The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011, has far reaching implications for both human and animal food manufacturers in the United States. Manufacturers of Animal Feed will be expected to meet the criteria set forth in the … [Continue reading]

Avian Influenza

I've recently been experience deja vu (all over again) as we receive weekly updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the current HPAI epidemic striking the midwest.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was part of the crisis … [Continue reading]

Words to Teach By:

It is not enough to do your best. You must first know what to do, and then do your best --- W. Edwards Deming … [Continue reading]

The ‘right’ thing to do

It's the right thing to do.  How many times have we told ourselves that as we made a tough decision?  Buck up - it's the right thing to do!  It's an oft used phrase of our President as well.  He often pairs unpopular decisions with the comment.  Some … [Continue reading]