FDA regulatory compliance firm Registrar Corp has launched the FSMA Compliance Wizard, a free tool to help food facilities, importers, and farms determine their possible requirements under FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2011, FSMA is a sweeping reform of the nation’s food safety laws. These changes are built upon a foundation of seven new major rules that aim to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. FSMA imposes broad new requirements on manufacturers, importers, processors, packers, and distributors of food, including requirements for supplier monitoring, the implementation of Food Safety Plans, and much more.
Registrar Corp says it is urging each registered food facility to consider its exemption and modified exemption status carefully, as it may be more prudent to comply than seek a possible exemption. The new wizard tool aims to help any facility begin the FSMA compliance process.