As required by law, the Food and Drug Administration publishes regulations in the Federal Register, the federal government's official publication for notifying the public of many kinds of agency actions. Federal regulations are either required or authorized by statute.
The final rule explains the regulatory requirements (also known as the "codified" portion), the impact of these requirements on the industry or the public, and responds to the comments on the proposed rule.
Once the FDA completes a proposed or final rule, but before it is published in the Federal Register, it may be reviewed by other parts of the federal government. In addition, they may consult with non-HHS agencies when working on a rulemaking that has a broader impact. For FSMA 204, the FDA engaged with various industry stakeholders, associations, and standards organizations.
The road to FSMA 204 the final rule has been a long one, and the publication date is in our sights. There have been several key steps that got us to this point:
September 23, 2020: The FDA published the proposed rule with requirements for additional traceability records for certain foods.
This series features leading voices from FDA and industry and is the most in-depth series looking into the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety both inside and outside the FDA. The second in this webinar series focuses on Core Element 1 of the New Era blueprint, tech-enabled traceability, as well as the contents of the final Traceability Rule, FSMA 204.
During this webinar, you will hear about the envisioned future of food traceability with the creation of standards, as well as other work by the FDA to advance traceability as part of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. Speakers include Frank Yiannis, Cpt. Kari Irvin and Katherine Vierk from the FDA, Angela Fernandez from GS1 US, and Ed Treacy from the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA).
FSMA 204 compliance will require process and operational changes, rigorous data collection, and collaboration with your supply chain partners. Having a solution in place to manage all of this, and ensure compliance is key to your success.
Tech-Enabled traceability is essential for competitive food businesses and provides business value beyond compliance and consumer protection
Companies are at risk if they do not understand their role and approach to capturing and sharing enhanced traceability data for high-risk foods
The proposed traceability timelines are feasible with aggressive action on the planning and development of digital traceability programs
Advanced traceability record keeping is here to stay, this is only the beginning
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