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FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT SANITATION


Providing several types of food safety modernization act sanitation with over 30 years of real kitchen and management experience to Oahu and all Hawaii. We help foodservice facilities attain a high standard of food safety.


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011. The FSMA has given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authorities to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. The law grants the FDA a number of new powers, including mandatory recall authority, which the agency has sought for many years. The FSMA requires the FDA to undertake more than a dozen rulemakings and issue at least 10 guidance documents, as well as a host of reports, plans, strategies, standards, notices, and other tasks.

The law was prompted after many reported incidents of foodborne illnesses during the first decade of the 2000s and was largely crafted by members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Tainted food has cost the food industry billions of dollars in recalls, lost sales and legal expenses. This bill is similar to the Food Safety Enhancement Act which passed the House in 2009. It is considered the first major piece of federal legislation addressing food safety since 1938. It is also the first piece of legislation to address intentional adulteration and Food Defense.

Did you know?


Foodland opened in 1947 bringing the era of modern supermarkets to

Oahu





The "Pineapple King", James Dole, planted pineapples on

Oahu

in 1901, and in 1922 he purchased the entire island of

Lanai

to grow pineapples
Food can transmit disease from person to person as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning
In Oahu there are intricate standards for food preparation, whereas in lesser developed countries the main issue is simply the availability of adequate safe water, which is usually a critical item
According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly one in six Americans gets sick from a foodborne illness annually. High-performing companies continually evaluate their food safety procedures to stay ahead of potential foodborne illness crises. For example, BJ’s Restaurants, a California-based, 174-unit chain, audits its restaurants at least 12 times a year to not only gain a clearer understanding of operations, but also to reinforce the importance of proper food safety behaviors.

To set up an audit at reasonable prices in Oahu or elsewhere in Hawaii, please contact us


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