FDA issues new food safety rule under FSMA

May 26, 2016

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.FDAlogo_blue

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, for the first time, are required to complete and maintain a written food defense plan that assesses their potential vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination where the intent is to cause wide-scale public health harm.

Facilities now have to identify and implement mitigation strategies to address these vulnerabilities, establish food defense monitoring procedures and corrective actions, verify that the system is working, ensure that personnel assigned to the vulnerable areas receive appropriate training and maintain certain records.

For more information visit the FSMA webpage or the Intentional Adulteration Final Rule Fact Sheet.


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