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Dairy Facts 2016

When Are Your FSMA Compliance Dates?

Aug 31, 2016

The first major compliance dates outlined in the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act are set for just 20 days away, and represent the start of a multi-year enforcement period for several FSMA rules.

To help dairy companies keep track of exactly when FDA expects their facilities to meet the standards of each FSMA rule, IDFA this week released a set of timetables for members to use as a reference guide.

The tables include the most up-to-date information on compliance dates for 10 FSMA deadlines that affect dairy companies, spanning up to 2021. In addition, it clarifies FDA’s extended compliance dates for what it classifies as small and very small businesses, as well as businesses regulated under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and producing Grade “A” milk and milk products.

Members may login to access the documents:

For more information, contact John Allan, IDFA vice president of international affairs and regulatory standards, at, or Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel, at

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