The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule has been in effect since 2016. Covered facilities must establish and implement a food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls.
Requiring preventive measures at facilities that produce human food is an important step in reducing food-borne illness.
What does this mean for my business?
Food manufacturing facilities must verify that hazards are being controlled and take corrective action to prevent contamination. These include process, food allergen, and sanitation controls, as well as supply-chain controls and a recall plan.
For full FSMA rules and regulations, visit www.fda.gov.
How can Dunn Electronics help?
Sanitation and sanitary design are common elements across all aspects of the FSMA. Dunn Electronics supplies a variety of FSMA-compliant controls to meet your company’s needs.
Schmersal sanitary-rated safety controls are engineered to resist hostile environments by incorporating stainless steel housings, including special seals that can tolerate and stand up to caustic cleaning solutions, high temperature (80c), and high pressure (1450psi).
These Schmersal products: are moisture and dust tight (IP69K); provide waterproofing protection that exceeds NEMA 4X; are designed with extra-smooth surface contours, eliminating any possible hiding places for food and other particles that might promote bacterial growth (FSMA requirement); and are able to withstand high-pressure and steam cleaning.
Baumer offers an entire line of Clean In Place products for the food manufacturing industry, providing precise cleaning process control and process safety. Where appropriate, or selected by options, they are FDA compliant; fulfill the requirements of the respective 3-A Sanitary Standard; or comply with EU regulations 1935/2004, 10/2011 and 2023/2006.
POSITAL has expanded its portfolio of rotary encoders and inclinometers (tilt sensors) to include more devices with IP69K level environmental protection. By supplying position and motion sensors capable of withstanding pressure washing and food sanitizing, POSITAL helps food manufacturers ensure their equipment meets the highest standards for reliability, maintainability and long service lives.
In addition, Posital IXARC rotary encoders and LINARIX linear sensors are used in the food and beverage industry to support efficient and hygienic food packaging through:
- Chemical Resistance (Stainless Steel Version)
- Accurate Process Monitoring
For further information regarding food safety and your operations, or to request a quote, please Contact Us.