David Acheson has begun a regular feature in the Leavitt Partners blog where he be examining the warning letters that the FDA has issued to the food industry. As he discusses, these should provide an insight into enforcement behavior as the Food Safety Modernization Act comes to bear. It is instructive that among the FDA warning letters from January 1, 2011 to May 24, 2011. the largest category is for current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) violations. This implies that food processors will be well advised to have their food safety plan up to snuff and that they have implemented a competent Food Safety Management System.
You can view a recording of a webinar “Comprehensive Strategies to Protect Your Brand” we did with David on these topics.