U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's September 2017 Report Finds That Challenges Remain in FDA's Inspections of Domestic Food Facilities & Implementation of FSMA
· Create a new family-friendly Sheridan Boulevard by changing the Expressway from an interstate into a landscaped boulevard and install three signal crossings to provide residents with direct, safe access to the Bronx waterfront and Starlight Park. A new pedestrian bridge over the Bronx River will connect the two sides of the Park to enhance walking, bicycling and recreation.
· Eliminate the bottleneck at the Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange and improve vehicle access to Hunts Point by adding a third lane to the Bruckner Expressway and relocating the Sheridan ramps. The proposed project has two alternative solutions - a new elevated connection between Sheridan/Bruckner and Edgewater Road on the eastern edge of the Point or a new elevated connection between the Bruckner and Oak Point Avenue on the western edge of the Point.
SEPT 25, OCT 4 & 11 - GREATER HUNTS POINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PARTNERS
WITH ITAC FOR FSMA FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
As of SEPTEMBER 2017 applicable businesses that process, pack, hold or manufacture human food will be required to have food safety plans outlined and supervised by qualified staff.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), requires that food safety plans must be developed and overseen by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). This Fall we are coordinating with the nonprofit industrial consulting organization ITAC in a FDA-recognized 2.5-day workshop aimed at the City-wide food industry that complies with the federal qualification requirements for a PCQI.
This is a FDA-recognized standardized training curriculum, developed by the FSPCA, that complies with the qualification requirements for “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” as defined in the new 21 CFR, 117.3
Learn how to develop a compliant food safety plan according to the “Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food”, which includes:
• Hazard analysis
• Preventive controls
• Corrective actions and corrections
• Verification and validation
• Record keeping
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• QA Directors and Managers
• QA Supervisors
• Operations Managers
• GFSI Practitioners
• Individuals responsible for food safety plans
• FDA investigators
After successfully completing this course, participants will receive a certificate signed by the AFDO (Association of Food and Drug Officials), which they can present during FDA inspections to prove competency.
Martin Ziegler, lead instructor for FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, Lead Auditor for ISO/FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS and HACCP, and International Hygiene Trainer will be conducting all three sessions.
DATES: September 25, October 4 & October 11, 2017 (2 full days, 1 half day)
LOCATION: ITAC - 83 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor; New York, NY 10038
Cost: $950/participant for all 3 sessions, and this includes the official FSPCA training materials and certificate fees. Subsidies may be available for eligible companies.
In the Spring of 2018 we hope to bring the FSMA training program directly to the South Bronx for our Hunts Point & Port Morris businesses ... stay tuned!
Enforcement of NYC Business Recycling Rules Begins August 1, 2017
The New York City Department of Sanitation will begin enforcing business recycling rules that went into effect last year. The rules cover all commercial establishments, and others, that have their garbage and recycling collected by private carters. All businesses must recycle metal, glass, plastic, beverage cartons and paper. Some must also recycle textiles and organic material.
DONATE TO HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF TO PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS BY BRINGING THE FOLLOWING GOODS
TO URBAN HEALTH PLAN'S SOUTH BRONX, HARLEM AND CORONA LOCATIONS
• Portable Lanterns
• Baby Wipes
• Cases of Water
• Feminine Hygiene Products
El Nuevo San Juan 1065 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10459 Mon- Fri: 7am – 7 pm Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm
Bella Vista Community Health Center 882-886 Hunts Point Ave. Bronx, NY 10474 Mon – Fri: 8 am -6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Boricua Community Health Center 3209 Third Avenue Bronx, NY 10451 Mon – Fri: 8 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm.
Peninsula Community Health Center 1967 Turnbull Ave. 2nd Fl Bronx, NY 10473 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Plaza Del Castillo Health Center 1515 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460 Mon – Fri: 8 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Plaza del Sol Family Health Center 37-16 108 Street Corona, NY 11368 Mon-Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm Fri-Sat: 8 am – 5 pm
St. Lawrence Community Health Center 1764 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY 10472 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Project H.O.P.E. Workforce Development 854 Hunts Point Ave. Bronx, NY 10474 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Urban Health Plan Materials Management Department 345 Soundview Avenue Bronx, NY, 10473 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
CitiCARES Community Health Center 154 West 127 Street New York, NY 10027 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Additional Drop Off Site: Gold Star Pawn Shop 710 Castle Hill Ave., Bronx NY
See attached flyer in english and spanish
SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN PUERTO RICO
Acciones Alimentarias Sustentables Puerto Rico
NYC SMART TRUCK MANAGEMENT PLAN Help the DOT plan for safer NYC trucking - take an online survey and add your comments to an interactive map.
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
BRONXCHANGE IS A NEW BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORK THAT LINKS AND SUPPORTS BRONX-BASED BUYERS & SELLERS. SIGN UP YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE. REGISTER TO INCREASE YOUR LOCAL BUYING. BRONXCHANGE HAS UNIQUE FINANCIAL TOOLS TO HELP SMALL SUPPLIERS CONTRACT WITH LARGE & INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASERS.
LETS KEEP MORE DOLLARS CIRCULATING IN THE BRONX!
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THE GREATER HUNTS POINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION & Greater Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce
The Bank Note Building 1231 Lafayette Ave, 4th floor, Bronx, New York 10474
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