FDA has announced that it will exercise enforcement discretion for certain provisions of four FSMA rules.

The enforcement discretion will apply to specific provisions in the following four rules: Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP), Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) for Human Food; CGMP and HARPC for Food for Animals; Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP); and the Standard for the Growing, Harvesting, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.

The enforcement discretion will be exercised according to how those four rules apply to:

  • Facilities that would be farms except for certain factors and activities
  • Written assurances provision related to the control of identified hazards or microorganisms that are a potential risk to public health
  • The animal food preventive controls requirements for certain manufacturing and processing activities performed on human food by-products used as animal food
  • FSVP requirements for importers of food contact substances.