Food Safety

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FSMA Overview

FSMA is a comprehensive top-to-bottom overhaul of the United States food safety regulatory framework. Currently, the seven major rules of the FSMA regulatory framework overhaul are intended to implement preventive measures across the food system significantly affecting how PMA members and the produce industry conduct business in the future.

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Opinion: Food Safety Audits

Do we have food safety audits backwards? Check out this opinion piece by PMA’s Dr. Bob Whitaker to see his thoughts on food safety audits and what he says the industry can do to make audits an effective tool in our food safety tool belt.

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PMA believes that industry food safety practices must be based on science and that targeted research efforts are only possible when the industry works in partnership with the world's top researchers and government regulatory agencies. PMA assists members in translating complex scientific issues into practical concepts and practices.

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Dr. Bob Whitaker

Dr. Bob Whitaker

Chief Science & Technology Officer

+1 (302) 607-2194

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Jim Gorny

Dr. Jim Gorny

VP, Food Safety & Technology

+1 (302) 607-2197

Email Jim

Johnna Hepner

Johnna Hepner

Director of Food Safety and Technology

+1 (302) 607-2193

Email Johnna