The Food Safety Modernization Act’s preventative controls rule went into effect this past fall for large CPG food and beverage companies. Most in the industry understand the new rules are focused on prevention of food safety hazards, but that doesn’t mean everyone is at the same level of comprehension and compliance.
The rule includes many provisions that have raised many technical and business questions.
January 29, 2017
While the rule establishes enforceable national standards for the on-farm growing, harvesting and holding of domestic and imported produce, it also includes many other provisions that have raised many technical and business questions.
While the major provisions of the FSMA rules are being implemented as planned, the FDA has issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions in four of the seven foundational rules.