Media Coverage

Lessons learned from a cookie dough recall​

Earlier this fall, several major brands voluntarily recalled products due to potential listeria concerns in cookie dough ingredients. 
January 2017
 

Medical device reporting: your burning adverse event questions answered

final guidance on medical device reporting (MDR). MDR has been an intrinsic part of the medical device regulatory process for many years. There’s no specific change or new information in this document, but it does answer some fundamental questions about when and how to do things. It is organized as an FAQ-style reference, to be used in conjunction with online Medical Device Reporting requirements and guidelines.
January 2017
 

Preparing for IDMP Compliance – What you need to know

Beginning in early 2017, life sciences organizations that intend to manufacture and/or market medicinal products within the European Union will be required to comply with the Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) regulations, a global framework for identifying medicinal products, set forth by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
January 2017
 

FDA and ‘emerging signals’: what you need to know

FDA will start issuing early warnings about medical devices that may be causing adverse events, under a final guidance for industry and FDA staff released this week.
December 2016
 

Minimizing Quality Issues With Data Analytics

Outsourcing and offshoring continue to be major manufacturing trends today. And, as the amount of external manufacturing grows relative to in-house manufacturing, so do the number of quality events. From 2004 to 2013, FDA drug recalls increased by an unprecedented 600 percent. This surge is especially troubling as global supply chains become more and more complex.
November 2016

 

Blue Bell: Testing helps create safe treats post-2015 recall

In the wake of another recall of its ice cream products, Blue Bell has stood firm in its belief that a "robust" testing program it implemented following last year's listeria contamination is helping the company create safe treats.
October 13, 2016

 

Automating food safety management systems can save money, improve quality

Food Engineering Magazine discusses the benefits of automating food quality & safety management.
September 2016
 

Study: Food Companies Ready for FSMA

Sparta’s recent Food Quality & Safety Survey Report is featured by Food Engineering magazine.
May 2016
 

To-Do List for Foreign Supplier Verification Compliance

Industry Solutions Director, Brandon Henning, discusses his recommended to-do list for food companies needing to comply with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), part of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.
April 2016
 

FSMA-How to Avoid the Compliance Cops: 5 Ways to Manage Supplier Quality to Ensure FSMA Compliance

Sparta’s Brandon Henning discusses the 5 ways to manage supplier quality to ensure FSMA compliance
January 2016
 

The Growing Trends in Crowdfunding - Movies, Games...Medical Devices?

Medical Design Briefs article on "The Growing Trends in Crowdfunding - Movies, Games...Medical Devices?
January 2016
 

31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life

Eileen has been featured in the Inc. article "30 Executives Share Their Daily Habits for Success" by Christina DesMarais.
January 2016
 

Blue Bell Says Ice Cream Safe Despite Potential Concern

Our own food and beverage expert, Brandon Henning, shares insight on the Blue Bell situation.
January 2016
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