Now, more than ever, people want to know where their food comes from and how it’s made. And even more importantly, people want to know that their food is safe to eat.
To help ensure food safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has enacted the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — which aims to strengthen the public food safety system.
A New Era of Food Safety
With FSMA, food safety is being viewed differently by the food industry. And with many deadlines for the various FSMA rules in 2017, this year is being described as “the year of FSMA compliance.” These deadlines mean it’s time for food manufacturers to understand how the new regulation is shifting the industry and what that means for the people who rely on their products.
Focusing on Prevention
Abbott quality expert, Lori Randall, division vice president of Quality Assurance, knows just how important it is to recognize the ways FSMA is shaping the food industry and shifting the focus on food safety from reaction to prevention.
“When families pick up Abbott nutrition products from the shelf, they are putting their trust in us to deliver high-quality products,” says Randall. “We take that trust very seriously, and we have processes and programs in place to ensure that we are constantly focused on earning it.”
In the latest issue of Quality Assurance Magazine, Lori explains why Abbott is committed to maintaining a culture of food safety that starts with ingredient sourcing and extends well beyond the finished product.
From the parents who trust our Similac baby formulas to nourish new lives, to the older adults who rely on our Ensure adult nutritional products to bounce back from illness or surgery, we foster a culture that is committed to ensuring safe, high-quality nutrition products are made every day.
Read more about Lori’s take on how we maintain our culture of food safety at Abbott in the latest issue of Quality Assurance Magazine linked here.
Ensure shakes (pictured above) are one of the many products that
Abbott makes to help families live full healthy lives.