Maintaining Individual Health and Safety while Staying in Business The COVID-19 pandemic is causing regular changes to daily life, and suggestions for essential businesses are being altered daily. The one issue I hear from wineries right now is the stress of not knowing what to do in the current moment: how to stay in business […]
DIY a Handwashing Station: Uses for Wineries
In last week’s Winery Operations in Response to COVID-19 blog post, I mentioned that wineries can set up DIY handwashing stations. Since that posts release, I thought of a few additional purposes for this station to help during the COVID-19 pandemic: Add at the entrance to the production space. Have employees wash their hands upon […]
Winery Operations in Response to COVID-19
In the wake of a National Emergency, I was hesitant to write about the spread of Coronavirus and how wineries can manage during this crisis. However, in the past 48 hours, the number of questions I have been asked made me think it may be more appropriate to provide some assistance during this time of […]
FDA Compliance for Wineries: The Whole Picture
Today is the last day that you can enroll in our “Getting Your Winery Ready for an FDA Inspection” email course, which launches next week (June 17 – 21, 2019). It’s free! You’re enrollment guarantees you: A downloadable copy of the Is Your Winery FSMA Ready? checklist, which you can reference at any time. Registration […]
Are Wineries Getting Inspected by the FDA?
Some may assume that their winery operation may be too small to get inspected by the FDA, in relation to the 2011 Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) regulation. Is this really the case? The FDA now publicizes many of the food and beverage establishments that have been inspected to date, as well as the […]
Get Your Winery FSMA Ready: Free Checklist Now Available!
*Note: This post, as well as past and future correspondence about FSMA and FDA compliance is not intended as legal advice. These communications are to help clarify confusion related to federal FDA inspections associated with wineries and alcohol-producing facilities. Wineries are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine federal and state licensing procedures associated with […]