FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act & What It Means for You

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed by Obama in 2011 and poses new requirements for food manufacturers across the nation. If you haven't already heard of it, read the statent from the FDA below.  

Directly quoted by the FDA, "The Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it." http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/

Stay up-to-date:

What's important to keep in mind, as a food maker, is to stay abreast on all evolving regulatory standards. To keep updated with all FDA updates, subscribe to their FSMA updates page. https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFDA/subscriber/new?topic_id=USFDA_206 

Additionally, subscribing to organizations focused around food safety like Food Safety News  http://www.foodsafetynews.com/ can help in making sure you stay updated with current events in the industry. 

Know your training options:

A handful of certification bodies have expanded their training offerings to include FSMA updates. SCS Global is providing a workshop https://www.scsglobalservices.com/fsma-preventive-controls-for-human-food-pchf-workshop as well as Eurofins, to name a few. http://www.eurofinsus.com/food-safety/training/fsma-preventive-controls/  

 

Contact Food Happy Consulting today to see how we can support you and your food business in getting prepared for FSMA regulations!