Coffee roasters in the USA risk revoked facility registrations, fines, product recalls and denial of import permits now that the Food Safety Modernization Act is in effect. Learn how to prevent rather than cure, by downloading and following the Food Safety Modernization Act roadmap.
As of May 1st 2017, the Food Safety Modernization Act is in effect. This law, originally signed by President Obama in 2011, forces food industries to modify their supply chains. Coffee roasters must comply with FSMA to eliminate the risk of ochratoxin, pesticide residues, foreign matter, allergens and packaging-related contamination. The fact that coffee roasting is an identifiable kill-step does not impede the need for compliance.
At Trabocca we have built a road map that leads roasters through five essential steps of getting Food Safety Modernization Act compliant: what is FSMA, what are the hazards for green coffee, what are the steps for a coffee roaster to comply with FSMA and how your importer can help you succeed. The Food Safety Modernization Act road map is a short manual aiming to inform and enable coffee roasters to act in accordance with the changes.