Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Updates

What to Expect Now that the First Big FSMA Compliance Dates Are Here

Questions and Answers with Joann Givens

The first major compliance dates have arrived for the preventive controls rules for human and animal food under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Some members of the food industry have expressed concern and uncertainty about enforcement measures that may accompany September 19, 2016. That’s the date when larger businesses must comply with certain new standards.  Human food facilities must meet preventive controls and Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements (CGMPs); animal food facilities must meet CGMPs. (The larger animal food businesses have an additional year to meet the preventive controls standards.)

Get answers to questions about upcoming FSMA compliance dates from Joann Givens  

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