Entries tagged with: Food Safety Modernization Act

NSAC welcomes food facility final rule

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has issued a statement welcoming the issuance of the FDA's final rule amending the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for food facility registration. Read the statement below. The local and regional farm and food community has long awaited this final rule, which provides much-needed clarity for direct marketing farms and food enterprises, preventing undue regulation of these businesses. By redefining the term “retail food establishments”, the FDA provides clear distinctions between which farms…  » Read more

FSMA updates food facility registration

The FDA today finalized a rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to improve the accuracy of the food facility registration database. The Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities final rule updates FDA’s food facility registration requirements by requiring additional registration information that will improve the accuracy of the food facility registration database for facilities both in the United States and abroad, FDA said. This final rule will support the FDA’s efforts to act quickly…  » Read more

New FSMA final rule issued

The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. A webinar is planned for June 21 to present key pieces of theMitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration final rule. Under the final rule, both domestic and foreign food facilities,…  » Read more

FDA hosting public meetings on FSMA implementation

The FDA will host three one-day public meetings, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs.” The public meetings will be held in different regions throughout the U.S. to provide importers and other interested persons an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion on the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) import safety programs. The public meetings scheduled will take place: June 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Hilton Costa…  » Read more

Rutgers hosts FSMA training in preventive controls

The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) has scheduled training in Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) at the Kearny Point Industrial Park on June 8-10. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction over two and a half days. Participants will earn an official Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certificate for becoming an FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI) with the credentials for creating a FDA Food Safety Plan with hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls. Donna Schaffner, associate director…  » Read more

Understanding exemptions under Food Safety Modernization Act

New rules are here for produce growers. As many growers are aware, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for the first time regulates the growing of fresh produce under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FSMA spans over 500 pages and is extremely complex. Part of this complexity begins when growers try to determine if they are exempt or qualify under the rule. The federal government has determined all growers that gross less than $25,000 are considered exempt…  » Read more