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guidance and will plan to comment on the remaining portion
as well."
Commissaries are affected
by the adulteration regulation
because of the large amount of
food-making on site that involves
adding different ingredients,
Thesmar says.
FMI's members in general are
ready, they're expecting it, and
so when inspectors come in,
everything tends to go smoothly,
Thesmar says. And if there is a
problem, they're able to correct
it quickly.
Little says the majority of meat
and poultry establishments have
had food defense plans in place
for years and are ahead of the
game on preventing intentional
adulteration.
The baking industry continues working towards meeting
its food safety obligations under
the FSMA structure, she adds.
According the FDA data, during
the 2018 calendar year the top 5
FDA observations issued in 483s
included:
Lack of food safety plans
* Insufficient monitoring of sanitation and water
* Pest activity of contamination
* Lacked proper controls for
holding/processing foods
(allergens, micro etc.)
* Clean and sanitary plant maintenance inadequate
FDA Form 483 is issued to firm

management at the conclusion of
an inspection when an investigator has observed any conditions
that in their judgment may constitute violations, Zvaners says.

Retailers that import
gear up for new regs
While retailers are largely
exempt from FSMA because
they're under other regulatory
jurisdictions, those who bring in
certain products from overseas
do fall under the law's purview,
Thesmar says.
"What we're finding is that
retailers who import, say,
specialty cheeses from France
or prosciutto from Italy, and
other specialty products, have
to comply under FSMA's foreign
supplier verification program
under FSMA."
Produce safety regulations in
FSMA are another area that can
affect retailers, Thesmar says, and
those are among the later regulations to be implemented.
"We're hearing a lot about that
now. It really impacts growers of
produce."
Yet to be implemented in
the fresh produce category are
agricultural water provisions
whose compliance date has been
pushed back to 2022.
FSMA also has a transportation piece that affects drivers,
loaders, receivers, truckers and
others who make sure product

gets to stores. The direct impact
on retailers, however, is minimal,
Thesmar says.
Overall, the rollout of FSMA has
been slower than the industry
has expected, and it's had more
of an impact than anticipated,
Thesmar says.
"One line of regulation creates
a lot of work for a company to
implement. Some regulations were
more than retailers expected and
took more time to implement."
For example, the preventive
control measures at distribution
centers and commissaries have
created a lot of work.
"While retailers have supported
the concept, the legislation in
2010 when it went through,
thinking through it, I don't think
it sunk in like it should have,"
Thesmar says. "There were some
surprises when regulations came
out about how much work had to
happen to accomplish what was
required for compliance."
Most rules come with some
kind of training requirement,
and a lot of employees throughout the industry have taken on
additional responsibilities. And of
course implementing new regulations is always very expensive.
"It's a lot more work. It's document-heavy, it takes time. Even
if you're doing electronic record
keeping it's expensive."
That said, industry members know it's time and money
well spent.
"Our industry knows how
important food safety is, and
that's why they've supported regulations from the beginning, and
they still support it. They hope it
will make our food supply safe in
the long term."

No new legislation
on the horizon
Companies are still adjusting to FSMA, but at least they won't have to
worry about additional new laws and regulations, experts say.
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Zvaners says. ABA's members,
for instance, are working to
meet their obligations under the
USDA's Agricultural Marketing
Service (AMS) rule implementing
the National Bioengineered Food
Disclosure Standard (NBFDS).
The NBFDS preempts state and
local genetic engineering labeling
requirements and charges AMS
with developing a national mandatory standard for disclosing
the presence of bioengineered
(BE) food. Implementation is
phased in, with a January 1, 2020,
compliance date for most and a
mandatory compliance date by
January 1, 2022. ABA members
are also working towards the
Nutrition Facts Label compliance
date of January 2020.
Looking ahead, ABA does not
foresee any new legislation in the
food safety arena, Zvaners says.
The association does anticipate
ongoing guidance documents
that are related to the FDA's
implementation of its food safety
regulations. These include guidance for the Preventive Controls
rule as it relates to "ready to eat/
not ready to eat'; allergens and
recall plans.
"Most importantly FDA has
signaled that it's revisiting its
Appendix 1 of the Preventive
Controls Guidance Document,"
she says. "Industry continues
to stress that guidance documents are intended as guidance
and should not serve as 'check
lists' for inspectors during their
visits. We also anticipate that the
agency will be moving forward
over the next year to look more
closely at traceability."
ABA's Food Technical
Regulatory Affairs professional
group continues to be a great
forum for the baking sector to
come together to discuss and
seek solutions for both food
safety and nutrition related items,
Zvaners says.

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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019
Editor’s note - Climate change, meet innovation
Contents
The wire - Walmart dominating grocery pickup, delivery
Kroger awards first grants to fight food waste
AIB rolls out new food safety tool
Produce power
Class is in session
Finding a partner in education
The basics of Hispanic foods
Bakery - DONUTS
BECOMING AN EVERYDAY DESTINATION
DON’T FORGET HOLIDAY PIES
Boost trips, sales with micro holidays
Deli - HOLIDAY CATERING
GRAZING — THE NEWEST OLD HOLIDAY TREND
Cheese SAMPLING
PREP FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Meat & Poultry - LABOR SAVING EQUIPMENT
SOUS VIDE
EARTH FRIENDLY
MARKETING MATTERS
Juggling claims
THE FIVE CONSUMER SEGMENTS
Produce - Potatoes and onions
Seafood - Mollusks
Food Safety - COMBATING flu season
Commissary Insider - September 2019
PACKAGING - TAMPER EVIDENCE STILL KEY
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - SOUPS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - AIB rolls out new food safety tool
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Produce power
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Class is in session
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Finding a partner in education
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 20
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - The basics of Hispanic foods
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Bakery - DONUTS
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - BECOMING AN EVERYDAY DESTINATION
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Boost trips, sales with micro holidays
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Deli - HOLIDAY CATERING
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - GRAZING — THE NEWEST OLD HOLIDAY TREND
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Cheese SAMPLING
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - PREP FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Meat & Poultry - LABOR SAVING EQUIPMENT
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - MARKETING MATTERS
Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Juggling claims
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - THE FIVE CONSUMER SEGMENTS
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Produce - Potatoes and onions
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - Food Safety - COMBATING flu season
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - PACKAGING - TAMPER EVIDENCE STILL KEY
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Supermarket Perimeter - September 2019 - PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - SOUPS
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