Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,296

    FDA - Food Safety

    FYI .. Roasters. FDA updated a few standards for food safety. Seems like a change is recommending using cloth face masks during production.

    https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety...19#precautions

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,296
    Quote Originally Posted by IFixJura View Post
    I worry about the "Launder reusable face coverings before each daily use" part. Who will check?
    Nobody... but the reality is most people that are producing are being uber safe... I know I am. Food Safety is key!

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    66
    Fully agree.
    Being very sanitary under normal circumstances is crucially important.
    What would happen to your business if it was closed due to a public health issue?
    Now that said, these are not "normal circumstances", so thinking of ways to be even more careful is paramount.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,296
    Agree... on a personal level I never want to get anyone sick EVER, I go above and beyond FDA guidelines even before this COVID mess. I can't say everyone is like that but I know a lot of my peers feel the same way.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Boca Raton
    Posts
    3,535
    I read this post yesterday and then got a call from the FDA asking to verify my address, website and company name. Weird.
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Near Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    4,971
    Quote Originally Posted by topher View Post
    I read this post yesterday and then got a call from the FDA asking to verify my address, website and company name. Weird.
    I hope it was really the FDA and not someone who is gathering information to Scam you.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    462
    Lucky for me, one of the partners is a federal food inspector

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Boca Raton
    Posts
    3,535
    It was the FDA. They are making us now register with them(no fee). I assume with this will come with a bunch of new paperwork.
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,296
    Quote Originally Posted by topher View Post
    It was the FDA. They are making us now register with them(no fee). I assume with this will come with a bunch of new paperwork.
    I assume from your comment you weren't before... if any roaster is doing wholesale you have to register your Food Processing Plant. I don't really see much other than changing passwords every quarter and updating your files online each year. They work hand-in-hand with our local health department. Surprisingly they are more helpful than difficult to work with (at least in my region). They will, however, do inspections unannounced ..

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    462
    My business partner said it was coming, just didn't know when. To get ahead of the curve you have to create and post an action plan/protocols for dealing with any issues that may arise.

    i.e. are you skids 12 - 18 inches away from the wall? Inspectors want to be able to look behind all the way down

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Food Safety Practices
    By thirstyiceskates in forum Coffee Industry Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-23-2019, 03:49 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-18-2018, 03:43 AM
  3. State of CT food safety?
    By joeydyna in forum Coffee Roasters
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-17-2017, 08:25 AM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-06-2017, 09:42 PM
  5. FDA food safety tracking for coffee roasting?
    By trk_koa in forum Coffee Industry Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-20-2016, 10:58 AM