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This rule establishes regulations for the safe handling and transport of human and animal food. Foods that fall under this rule include bulk foods, foods not enclosed by a container (e.g. fresh produce) and foods that require temperature control for safety. The rule only covers shipment by motor vehicle or rail. Shipments that are exclusively […]

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Recognizing the vulnerability of the food supply to intentional adulteration, Congress has determined that rules be established to prevent it from happening. Under the rule for┬ámitigation strategies to protect against intentional adulteration, food companies are required to establish a food defense plan similar to the HACCP approach. The defense plan must include the following key […]

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Under this rule third-party auditors will be established as Certifying Bodies (CBs) to conduct food safety audits and issue certificates to foreign facilities and foods. The audits may be either regulatory or consultative. Summary of How the Program Works The FDA recognizes an Accrediting Body (AB) The AB accredits qualified third-party CBs The CBs audit […]

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Before FSMA, only a few food companies were required to have a food safety management plan by the FDA. These include manufacturers of juices and seafood, as well as low-acid canned foods (for biological hazards only). Under FSMA, all food processing operations (with some exceptions) will be required to establish a food safety plan. This […]

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