I've only been peripherally following the political world in the past few months. There was apparently an election I'm told, and after the election we have the Mayan apocalypse and our own apocalyptic cliff to fall off of. (I was without power for a few weeks, so all this is coming as new to me). In case you are like me, the fiscal cliff is a series of tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year. It also would mean that spending cuts would take effect, which would have an impact specifically on Food Safety in the United States.
Last year, the GFSI revised their guidance document to better address the needs of food safety in the marketplace. As a result, this required all GFSI-recognized schemes to adhere to the new guidance. SQF took this opportunity to re-evaluate their SQF 1000 and 2000 codes and decided to combined them into a single, holistic code, now titled "SQF 7th Edition".
The title of this blog really should be "5 Things the FDA Probably Won't do for Food Safety Management in 2012."
As 2011 comes to a close, I thought this would be a good time to take a look back on some of the most popular topics that have been written about in our humble blog. That, and I'm one foot out the door, egg nog in hand, so...
Last week I attended the Food Safety Summit in Washington D.C. Incidentally, the Obama Nuclear Summit was going on in the Exhibit hall next to us, prompting one of the largest security measures in the city's history. And we were in the middle of it.