USDOT participated in the monthly Pharr International BridgeConnect Trade Session on January 25, 2018, to help answer questions from the public about the new rules taking effect for ELDs. If you missed this session, you can view the recording provided in this post.
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
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 [...]
Come join us on August 4th, 2017 at the McAllen Country Club, McAllen, TX, for our Annual TIPA Golf Tournament. Register your team today!
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
TIPA Member Training Session: Audit Training for Food Safety Systems for Internal and External Suppliers
We wanted to alert you to a training opportunity coordinated by TIPA, for TIPA Members, scheduled for Feb 7-8. REGISTER NOW If you source product from growers or other companies as part of your operation, then this is an important training to help you become compliant with FDA’s new requirements under FSMA. Supplier control and [...]
(Mission, TX) Imports of fresh fruits and vegetables are surging across Texas’ international ports of entry, driving industry and economic growth in the Lone Star state, a recent study reports. The study, conducted by the Texas A&M Center for North American Studies analyzed USDA data which showed that Texas volumes increased by more than 21% [...]
The Texas International Produce Association named five produce industry leaders to its Hall of Fame this week. The TIPA Hall of Fame has been a “proud tradition since 1988, recognizing people who have made exceptional contributions to the industry,” said TIPA president and CEO Bret Erickson. Among those recognized were Bill Burns (posthumously) of Lamar [...]