Cheese from local farm in Howard County

CompWALK Awarded First Ever HCEDA Agriculture Innovation Grant

Howard County Economic Development Authority’s (HCEDA) AgTech Division awarded their first ever grant to MCE resident NextLOGiK for the development and implementation of remote temperature monitoring devices. New FSMA regulations include strict temperature reporting requirements and compliance deadlines are fast approaching. If a farmer is selling their meat at a local farmer’s market, they must record the food storage container’s temperature in intervals and provide this log to federal regulators.

A woman holding two thumbs up for self-assessments

4 Best Practices When Offering Self-Assessments for Accreditation and Compliance

Self-assessments and internal audits are very important when dealing with accreditation, safety and compliance. For accreditation bodies, offering a self-assessment module to your clients positions your organization as a resource to improve and succeed more so than a deeming body. For compliance and safety related organizations – such as a facilities management group, a self-assessment could act as a ‘preventive maintenance program.’ In both cases, self-assessments…