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How to comment on the Food Safety Modernization Act rules

While the food industry is shuffling to become FSMA-ready in order to comply with the landmark legislation, the final regulations are not yet set. The FDA is encouraging public comment on all open dockets related to FSMA. 

5 Things to Know about FSMA Preventive Controls

Food companies continue to prepare for the Food Safety Modernization Act rulings released in September 2015 and are beginning to get FSMA-ready as the deadline for compliance approaches for many companies next year.

Why FSMA Training Is Key & The FDA Plan

Training will be essential in the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act - and the FDA just released their approach to tackling the issue. While members of the food industry are ultimately responsible for getting the training they need to comply with the FSMA rules, the FDA recognizes the importance of its role in facilitating that training. As stated by the agnecy, this means joining with public and private partners in state, federal, tribal and international governments, industry, and academia in the development and delivery of training.

Food Safety Modernization Act 101: A Quick Overview

The first two rules have been released by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and they now require owners, operators, or agents in charge of a food facility to evaluate the hazards that could affect food in that facility. This includes identifying and implementing preventive controls, monitoring the performance of those controls and maintaining records. Here's a quick overview of the new rules provided by the Food and Drug Administration. 

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