The editors of Packaging Digest attended the NWA Webinar “The Impact of New Regulations and Standards on Packaging Traceability” and asked our presenter, Dave Miller of Mobia Solutions to write an article based on the presentation. The article discusses how food packaging operations can cope with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Food processors are facing a perfect storm of regulatory and commercial requirements such as ISO22000, the Global Food Safety Initiative and the Food Safety Modernization Act. These all demand a competent Food Safety Management System (FSMS) which incorporates HACCP principles. To be compliant, the FSMS needs to have the combined capabilities of a track/trace system, compliance management and a Quality Information System such as NWA QIS.
During the last year food processing and food service companies have pushed safety management certification up the supply chain to packaging and container manufacturers. On February 15, 2011, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) launched a new packaging technical working group to review best practices and define audits in manufacturing food packaging.