A process authority is a “qualified person who has expert knowledge acquired through appropriate training and experience in the acidification and process of acidified foods.
The scheduled process shall be established by a qualified person, a process authority, who has expert knowledge acquired through appropriate training and experience in the “thermal processing requirements for low-acid foods in hermetically sealed containers.”
GFSI stands for The Global Food Safety Initiative. It is a business-driven initiative for the development of food safety management systems to ensure food facilities are processing safe food for consumers.
GFSI offers a wide range of certification schemes, such as SQF, BRC, GlobalGAP.
The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been called the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in seven decades. Its main purpose is to protect public health using a proactive, instead of reactive, approach to food safety.
FSMA is composed of several import pillars that have significant impact to food manufactures and farms: