FSMA, RECALL and 11R 2.2 Curse

Due to the different challenges that horticultural businesses in our state will meet because of the new safety regulations that are about to be implemented in the US, our main market, Eleven Rivers offered the course  “Food Safety Modernization Act” the past August 18 to 30 people among which were: managers, coordinators and more involved in food safety.

The course lasted eight hours, and the main objective was that participants gained the ability to understand the requirements of the proposed safety law developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and prepare an action plan, in case they don’t have one, to achieve compliance with these regulations that increasingly get closer to the date of implementation.

Additionally, was provided the course “Recall planning and preparation: development of a recall plan” on August 27. There were 32 attendees, including responsible for implementing and maintaining food safety programs and responsible for getting or maintaining GFSI certifications.

The goal of the course was to prepare the participants for the possibility of a withdrawal and ensure both the ability to remove the product from the market fast and effective manner; ensuring in turn to remove the product from any level in the supply chain, meeting the HACCP and GFSI schemes requirements.

Finally the training course “Eleven Rivers Regulatory Scheme version 2.2” was held on 25, 26 and 27 August, with a total of 30 people registered. Being one of the main courses of the training program of each season, this course aims to prepare the members of each of the companies that adhere to Eleven Rivers, in this case at its version 2.2, applying and strengthening in some cases the compliance criteria for each of the axes that make it up.

Importantly, the people who attend this course conducted a final exam, which allows them to be accredited and subsequently be responsible for the implementation of the Regulatory Scheme Eleven Rivers within the company; the accreditation is valid for one year.

Due to the high demand from companies, the association has scheduled a second day to teach this course.