FSMA enforcement begins summer 2016. Are you ready?
The Food Safety Modernization Act is a group of regulations signed into law in 2011. The act is meant to apply the best available science and good common sense to prevent the problems in food production, storage and transportation that can make people sick.
Did you struggle to source hardwood pallets two years ago? I wrote a blog in March 2014 called, Where has all the lumber gone? Kind of sounds like a country western song.
The irony now is that the industrial hardwood market in the US is improving. Sounds like good news, right? I mean even country singer Frankie Ballard tells us, "bad times make the good times better." I'm afraid that might not be the case this time around. Instead, you may want to continue approaching lumber supply with caution.
Here’s a hint that you might need an FDA pallet: you handle unpackaged food or other consumables.
If you read my last post, you learned that in some food applications you don't always need a blue FDA pallet. But, even when an FDA pallet is not required, the FDA still wants pallets to be:
Easy enough to comply for the packaged stuff. But, the rules change if you intend to use your plastic pallets for full product contact.
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