By Jill Bender
As we all know, the final preventive control rules for human and animal food are out and the clock has officially started ticking for companies to be compliant. And while the dialog about the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) has been primarily focused on ‘what is going to be required of my company’ it is quickly shifting to ‘how am I going make sure we’re compliant?’
If you look at what being FSMA compliant means, it really boils down to defining gaps in your current food safety systems that don’t meet the new regulations, updating your programs to fill these gaps, and the last, yet most important hurdle – ensuring implementation and ongoing program adherence backed up by comprehensive program documentation and record keeping. And that last yet critical hurdle is where food safety and quality mobile apps can have a large impact in helping companies tackle FSMA compliance head on.