Executive Update

GMA to Release FSMA Publication This Spring

Most food safety experts now agree that hazard analysis and development of preventive controls is probably the most challenging part of designing an effective food safety plan.  This is why, this spring GMA will release a new two-part publication on FSMA, entitled A Systems Approach Using Preventive Controls for Safe Food Production.

This publication will provide a logical approach for introducing food safety Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls, and include information necessary for developing a model Food Safety and Food Defense plan. Part one of the publication will present an introduction to foundational food safety programs with a separate chapter devoted to sanitation, and will feature subsequent chapters focused on identifying biological, chemical and physical hazards. 

Part two is a unique companion publication that provides a combination of industry and regulatory resources all in one place, and focuses on the principles and methods for development of a Food Defense plan.

“This two-part manual contains thoughtful contributions from over 30 food safety, quality, legal and regulatory experts with the fundamental and practical knowledge that food companies will find essential in developing food safety and food defense plans that have been mandated by FSMA,”  said George Dunaif, Vice President of Food Safety and Technical Services at GMA.

The publication will be available for purchase on the GMA Online Bookstore in late May.