April 2015


Big FSMA regulation changes coming in June 2015

Many manufacturers don’t fully understand the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), its ramifications, and the steps they should take to protect their businesses. With new regulations, including unlikely, but possible, criminal liabilities, becoming effective June 30, gaining some perspective is more important than ever. Understanding FSMA and new liabilities Each year, 3,000 Americans die from foodborne illness (Source: CDC). FSMA was enacted to prevent contamination in the food supply chain and save lives. FSMA has four main objectives: Improve capacity to prevent food-safety problems Improve capacity to detect and respond to food-safety problems Improve the safety of imported food Miscellaneous provisions, such as whistle-blower protection If your company is required by the FDA to register under its current food facility registration regulations, FSMA applies to you. In just two about months – by June 30, 2015 – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must finalize a series of seven regulations […]