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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Measure, Monitor, Document

Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Contamination Through Effective Time/Temperature Process Controls On January 13, 2017, the FDA released updated draft guidance for the food industry detailing its recommendations for controlling Listeria monocytogenes (“Listeria”) contamination in ready-to-eat (“RTE”) food products. The draft guidance provides food processing facilities a framework for minimizing Listeria contamination in their products throughout the production process,…
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The Devil is in the Details: The Important Distinctions Between HARPC and HACCP

In 1989, the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) published the first official HACCP document, standardizing the practice and presenting the seven principles of HACCP. At first glance, HARPC requirements may look quite similar to HACCP. According to the FDA Federal Regulations for implementing FSMA, the core of HARPC starts with a…
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