The Food and Drug Administration has the responsibility for implementing FSMA and has issued seven proposed rules on each of the critical elements. These include Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for both human and animal food; Produce Safety; Intentional Adulteration; Foreign Supplier Verification Programs; Accreditation of Third-party Auditors; and finally the Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA).
Weaknesses in Vietnam's manufacturing and agricultural supply chains have prevented the country from lowering export costs and capturing much needed value addition, said Pham Minh Duc, senior economist at the World Bank.
Cargill has released an assessment tool to help food and beverage customers achieve their growth, cost reduction and risk mitigation goals by identifying, prioritizing and quantifying risks and opportunities in its supply chains.
Packaging has a vital role to play in minimizing food waste in the supply chain, according to new research by RMIT University. The University's Centre for Design conducted the Australian-first research, commissioned by CHEP Australia, showing where and why food waste occurs along both the fresh and manufactured food supply chain.