HARPC stands for “Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls”. It is one of the new provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. HARPC requires every food manufacturer and storage facilities to identify food safety and adulteration risks associated with their foods and processes, to implement controls to minimize the risks, to verify that the controls are working, and to design and implement corrective actions to address any deviations from the controls that might arise. This plan must be documented, periodically reviewed, maintained and it’s verification steps documented.
This FSMA thing actually coming to fruition is just taking way too long. They are still considering proposals. I read something yesterday that said they think that things might start moving in 2017. The Act was signed in 2011.
And now the Fed wants to get involved (tax) the internet or it’s users? They are already trying to or controlling health care.
These guys are too much.
Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Rosa DeLauro have introduced a bill in Congress that would establish a single, independent federal food safety agency. Food safety oversight is currently split up among 15 agencies. Durbin and DeLauro want to create the “Food Safety Administration”.
If this passes, in our opinion, this will further prolong real enforcement of FSMA. Heck, it’s already been 4 years and nothing has happened!