Sun Orchard Terms & Definitions
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
FTL and LTL:
FTL stands for a “Full Truckload,” which means you hire the entire shipment for your goods — whether or not your goods occupy the entire space in a semi-truck carrier. In contrast, the acronym LTL stands for “Less-Than-Truckload.” LTL means that you hire only a portion of the semi truck’s carrier space.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification scheme provides independent verification and certification that the basic manufacturing practices and prerequisites necessary for the implementation of an effective Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety program are being followed.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
Non-genetically modified organisms. GMOs (genetically modified organisms), are novel organisms created in a laboratory using genetic modification/engineering techniques. Scientists and consumer and environmental groups have cited many health and environmental risks with foods containing GMOs.
GFSI-recognized certifications; Safe Quality Food standards are administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute CPO: Certification Program Owners administer food safety certification programs recognized by GFSI; CPO’s contract Certification Bodies (CB’s) that emply auditors to carry out audits.