The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
The act has several tracks:
- Administrative Detention of Food
- Imported Food and Foreign Suppliers
- Inspections and Compliance
- Preventive Controls for Facilities
- Re-inspections and Recalls
FDA Issues Final Preventive Controls Rules Under FSMA
On September 10, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration released the final preventive controls rules to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). They form the cornerstone of the law and will shape daily food manufacturing operations and FDA inspections for decades to come. Members may log in to read a memo from Hogan Lovells, IDFA's outside legal counsel, summarizing the rules in detail.
For more details, visit FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Comments filed by IDFA are listed below.
|Date Filed ||Comments Filed |
|May 22, 2014 ||Re: Docket No. FDA-2014-N-053; Designation of High-Risk Foods for Tracing; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information |
|March 31, 2014 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0922, Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals |
|January 26, 2014 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0146 (RIN 0910-AG66), Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications |
|January 26, 2014 ||RE: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals; Proposed Rule; Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0143 (RIN 0910-AG64) |
|November 14, 2013 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0920, Food Safety Modernization Act: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Risk-Based Preventive Controls Human Food |
|November 14, 2013 ||RE: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0920; RIN-0910-AG36); Food and Drug Administration |
|July 3, 2013 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2012-N-1153, Implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Provision Requiring FDA to Establish Pilot Projects and Submit a Report to Congress for the Improvement of Tracking and Tracing of Food; 78 Fed. Reg. 14309 (March 5, 2013) |
|July 10, 2012 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0430, Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary Submission of Food/Feed Facility Profile Information |
|May 21, 2012 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-D-0674, Draft Guidance for Industry: Food and Drug Administration Records Access Authority Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; Availability |
|November 30, 2011 ||RE: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0528, Food Safety Modernization Act Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Recall and Importer Reinspection User Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2012 |
|November 22, 2011 ||RE: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0529 (Burden of FSMA Fee Amounts on Small Business) |
|August 22, 2011 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0238, Food Safety Modernization Act: Preventive Controls for Registered Human Food and Animal Food/Feed Facilities |
|July 27, 2011 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0197, Food Safety Modernization Act: Criteria Used To Order Administrative Detention of Food for Human or Animal Consumption |
|July 22, 2011 ||Multi Association - Citizen Petition |
|July 20, 2011 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0179, Food Safety Modernization Act: Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food |
|July 6, 2011 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0391, FDA Food Safety Modernization Act; Focus on Inspections and Compliance Targeting of Inspection Resources for Domestic Facilities and Foreign Facilities - Identification and Inspection of Facilities |
|May 20, 2011 ||RE: Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0251, Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Preventive Controls for Facilities |