Food Safety Modernization Act



Overview: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. This law enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening food safety system. It enables FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than responding to problems after they occur. The law also provides FDA with new enforcement authorities designed to achieve higher rates of compliance with prevention- and risk-based food safety standards and to better respond to and contain problems when they do occur. FSMA enhances regulation of produce from farm to sale and all other FDA-regulated foods from processing to sale. For more information click here.

1. Produce Safety Rule

Official Title: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption- Code of Federal regulations [CFR] Title 21 Part 112

Best places to find the contents of final rule:

Full text of the final rule (216 pages) available from a link in this webpage: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Most current version of the rule can be accessed from here (39 pages- Codified portion):

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/citation2.result....

Click here for PDF version as of 3/22/2017.

Fact sheets: Produce safety rule key requirements, considerations, compliance dates & exemptions

2. Preventive Controls for Human Food

Official Title: Current Good manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food - Code of Federal regulations [CFR] Title 21 Parts 1, 11, 16, 106, 110

Best places to find the contents of final rule:

Full text of the final rule (262 pages) available from a link in this webpage: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Most current version of the rule can be accessed from here (11 pages- Codified portion only):

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/citation2.result....

Click here for PDF version as of 3/22/2017

Fact sheets: Preventive controls for human food rule key requirements, considerations, & compliance dates

3. Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Official Title: Current Good manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals - Code of Federal regulations [CFR] Title 21 Parts 11, 16, 117, 500, 507, 579

Final rule:

Full text of the final rule (188 pages) available from a link in this webpage: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Fact sheets: Preventive controls for food for animals rule key requirements, considerations, & compliance dates

4. Sanitary Transportation of Food

Official Title: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Final rule:

Full text of the final rule (80 pages) available from a link in this webpage: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Fact sheets: Sanitary transportation of human and animal food rule key requirements, considerations, & compliance dates

5. Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Official Title: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Human and Animals Rule

Final rule:

https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Full text of the final rule (128 pages) available from a link in this webpage:

Fact sheets: Key requirements, considerations, & compliance dates

6. Intentional Adulteration

Official Title: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration Rule

Final rule:

Full text of the final rule (59 pages) available from a link in this webpage:

https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Fact sheets: Key requirements, considerations, & compliance dates

7. Accredited Third-Party Certification

Final rule:

Full text of the final rule (99 pages) available from a link in this webpage:

https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/u...

Fact sheets: Key requirements, considerations, & compliance dates

AT A GLANCE – FSMA COMPLIANCE DATES (1)

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