The United States is one of the most highly regulated countries in the world, and the laws which protect the food supply have created a comprehensive state-of-the-art platform that requires food manufacturers (producers) and their partners (grocery retailers) to prevent contamination in the food chain. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to present a white paper that provides information about the current status of food safety in the United States for food retailers who are concerned about food safety and interested in advancing their organization's preparedness. "Food Safety Regulations Are Changing: Are You Ready?" written by Katherine Cahill, provides information to help answer these and other common questions about the current status of food safety.
The Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act (Bioterrorism Act) and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are three federal laws that directly control the methods for food manufacturing and distribution of food products, as well as create indirect consequences for grocery retailers.
"In many cases, these indirect consequences have changed the way grocery retailers conduct business" says Katherine Cahill, author of "Food Safety Regulations Are Changing: Are You Ready?" "Specifically, the grocery retail industry has started to put corporate governance process and procedures in place, which can prevent retailers from getting caught in a tidal wave of regulations that have a direct impact on their relationship with government regulators and the consuming public."
Author Katherine Cahill, founder of Cahill Consultants, is the former managing director at Marsh USA. She has provided product safety and regulatory compliance expertise to executives of companies for over twenty-five years. Cahill has been recognized as a product liability and product safety expert by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Food & Drug Administration, Department of Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office, United States Congress and the United States Senate. Additionally, she has been recognized as a thought leader on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, Chinese Drywall, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by the Government Accountability Office.
To download the free white paper, and to explore additional food safety resources such as webinars and regulation guides, please visit http://www.mt.com/retail-USfoodsafety?crel=ePR_PP_EN
About Mettler Toledo:
METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.
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