The FSIS, FDA, and other inspection agencies concerned with plant sanitation have made it clear that food processors are ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety of their food.
Food safety standards are set by various governmental agencies. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), along with a handful of other organizations, conducts the food safety inspections in food processing plants. They have a strong inspection and enforcement program, ensuring food safety compliance across the industry. They levy fines and other sanctions for food processing facilities that have food safety violations, sometimes shutting down plants.
FSS Food Sanitation has the expertise, the professionals, and the products you need to help you make sure your company is in compliance. As our name proudly proclaims, we are food sanitation professionals.
The food safety consultants at FSS are food safety compliance experts and we have been developing that expertise for years. We market high quality, approved and cost-effective sanitation chemicals. We understand your desire to create a “culture of quality” within your company, and we will work hard to support you in making it a reality.
Everyone involved – those in the food industry who actually produce food, the government agencies regulating them, and all of us in the business of supporting food producers – has a simple over-arching goal: to make sure the food produced in the United States for public consumption is safe. Moreover, we all know that meeting this simply stated goal requires a great deal of complicated and detail-oriented work.
That work is extremely important and the potential public health consequences of failure could be catastrophic. Even without “a strong enforcement program” provided by the government, the moral imperative – not to mention the compelling business reasons – for taking on the responsibility of producing safe food cannot be evaded.
While the responsibility ultimately rests with each individual food processor, there is no reason the burden of meeting that responsibility has to be borne alone. FSS Food Sanitation stands ready to guide and support your investment in food safety compliance, an investment sure to pay off handsomely. We never underestimate the importance of food plant hygiene.