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Download the Viva Fresh Mobile App!

Viva Fresh Produce Expo has gone mobile! We're excited to announce we have a brand new mobile app for you to use on Guidebook! Get the app to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/vivafreshexpo Android and iOS users: Tap the "Download" button to download the [...]

2018-04-02T19:30:18+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News, Viva Fresh Produce Expo|

FDA Compliance Dates

These are the compliance dates for the rules that form the foundation of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rules are listed in the order in which they became final. (There are no compliance dates for the rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies, which is a voluntary program.) https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm540944.htm 

2017-11-13T18:14:13+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Training and Education|

Relief Efforts for Harvey-affected People

Dear TIPA members, The results of Hurricane Harvey has been absolutely devastating and communities throughout the Gulf Coast have been hit hard. Many of these people and emergency efforts are in need of supplies, support and additional help. I know many of our members have already been supporting various efforts throughout the state, including sending [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Effective Environmental Monitoring and Aseptic Techniques Course

TIPA is pleased to announce an upcoming educational event "Effective Environmental Monitoring and Aseptic Techniques". This class will be conducted by TIPA member Merieux NutriSciences. This course will cover all areas of environmental monitoring with a heavy focus on guidance regarding Listeria monocytogenes. The course will review a case study on the 2011 cantaloupe outbreak, define what is Listeria monocytogenes, discuss FDA’s Listeria Guidance, [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, News|

FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) Course

Offered by Mérieux NutriSciences and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), this course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This regulation is one of a number of [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|

Workshop: Mitigating the Cost of a Recall

We are offering a free workshop to TIPA members entitled “Mitigating the Cost of a Product Recall”. We have secured a nationally renowned attorney, Sarah Brew, who specializes in food safety and recall related cases. As all of you know, a single recall can lead to severe financial losses for your operation, with about 52 [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events|