The new FSMA rules: Preventive Controls for Human Food; and Preventive Controls for Animal Food are keeping us busy. I am a lead instructor for both and also the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. Jason and Emily are lead instructors for Preventive Controls for Human Food. The courses which were developed by the FSPCA in the USA to inform technicians about the new rules are making a useful contribution to food safety here in China, especially the Human course. The 2.5 day course summarizes what is best practice for food safety in a methodical clear way. By translating the course power-points into Chinese and delivering the subject matter in Chinese, Emily and Jason are getting excellent feedback for their efforts from the Chinese attendees.

Meanwhile I have just instructed my first course in Moscow. FSMA is spreading far and wide.