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DOES FSMA STILL HOLD PROMISE?

July 12th, 2016

In the Summer issue of “Packaging + Processing OEM,” All-Fill’s President and CEO, Ryan Edginton, discusses the largest U.S. food safety reform law since World War II, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the impact on those within the food industry. This law reforms the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish standards for modern food safety practices.

With the added regulations, the food industry was concerned with more capital spending. Companies within the food industry range from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations. Larger corporations could afford the change in regulations and equipment, however the smaller companies would need more capital or another way to achieve the same sanitation standard.

Filling machines can contain surfaces that will allow product to build-up allowing bacteria to grow causing further issues when consumers receive the product. All-Fill Inc. has been supplying the food industry with filling machinery that has been above these issues.

When All-Fill was founded in 1969 by Dick Edginton, he introduced a no-nonsense machine design which minimizes setup, maintenance and operator intervention. On page 33, Ryan comments on how these regulations do not pertain to All-Fill as every machine design accounts for cleanliness, sanitation and ease of access to critical and hard to reach areas of the machine.

Even though All-Fill’s machines are ahead of the regulations, there are always options that allow customers to gear their machine to their industry. Depending on the application or corporate regulations, options such as high-polished, stainless steel contact parts can be added as well as food-grade plastics can be utilized to ensure that your machine meets industry regulations.

In addition to machine options, additional measures to ensure product quality can be met through OEM integration. OEM’s such as x-ray scanners, metal detectors and printers can easily be integrated with fillers, checkweighers, and vertical form fill and seal machinery, thereby eliminating potential foreign objects making their way into products, or printing expiration dates or lot numbers to make tracking a batch of product or the age of the batch easy.

Although All-Fill already has a machine design that meets the new regulations, the company continues to expand its product lines by providing new and exciting machinery. All-Fill plans to meet other sanitation requests from customers by adding a washdown vertical form fill and seal machine and a 3A certified auger filler, which will be approved this Fall.

For more information about, email info@all-fill.com or call 866.ALL.FILL.

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