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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that major foodborne pathogens cause 9 million illnesses each year. The number of foodborne illnesses motivated the FDA to create the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which Congress passed.
In 2017, the food industry will see changes that make it easier for consumers to make more informed food choices.Restaurants and retail food establishments with 20 or more U.S. locations will be required to provide calorie information on menus and menu boards, and nutrition information for 10 additional nutrients at the point of sale.