September 1, 2003
FDA field investigators have been given a high-priority assignment to inspect a large number of food processing plants, including dairy plants, to evaluate their food security programs, according to IDFA. Many of the FDA security inspections are being done as a part of traditional FDA plant inspections, but some plants are receiving a special visit as part of this new FDA initiative. The assignment also calls for some limited sample collection, IDFA said. White Clover Dairy Inc., Hollandtown, Wis. Recently announced that a third generation of the Fassbender family is taking the helm. Gary Fassbender has been appointed president and chief operating officer and Tera Johnson has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for the corporation. In addition, Dave Nelson has joined the management team as v.p. of finance and information systems. Members of the California Dairy Research Foundation recently raised a glass of the white stuff to toast their 15th anniversary - a milestone marked by years of research investments on behalf of California's dairy industry. 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. will officially implement a new third party inspection program for equipment bearing the 3-A symbol beginning this month. For more information visit www.3-a.org.