FSMA Inspections Delayed Until 2018, Will You Be Ready?

As the original deadline of Sept. 17, 2017 loomed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would delay Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspections for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls requirements for large animal food facilities until the fall of 2018. Even with the extension, many companies are still struggling to prepare.

Now is a great time to take a moment to see if your facilities are ready for an inspection.

The Food Industry Council developed a checklist of what you need to do when the FDA conducts an inspection of your facility.

Included on that extensive list is:

  • Complete Preventive Control Qualified Individual Training
  • Finalize Written Food Safety Systems
  • Ensure Ease of Records Access
  • Document Corrective Actions Properly
  • Upgrade Sanitation Flashlights
  • Review Allergen Controls
  • Conduct Environmental Monitoring
  • Develop a Microbiological Sample Retain Policy
  • Develop a Companion Sample Policy

The final piece of Food Industry Council advice is to conduct a mock FDA inspection. In other words, see your facilities through the eyes of an inspector.

If you’re still nervous about an inspection, Repete can help. Let’s talk.