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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.) 

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|

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 [...]

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

Texas Sees Surge in Fresh Produce Imports

(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% [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Texas Produce Industry Names Five to Hall of Fame

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 [...]

2017-09-03T04:17:11+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Events|