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Countdown to FSMA: Are You Ready?


Final regulations implementing the major provisions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including new regulations for inspections, will be issued this coming August. When compliance enforcement starts in the fall of 2016, companies will be required to conduct a comprehensive hazard analysis, establish risk-based preventive controls and verify their suppliers preventive controls as part of the inspection process. 

With these new requirements comes a new paradigm for FDA—and state agency—inspections. Dairy food manufacturers and their suppliers should expect, and already be planning for, drastic changes, for both Grade “A” and non-Grade “A” plant inspections. 

Register today for this new IDFA FSMA webinar, targeted at food safety/regulatory affairs professionals and quality assurance personnel. Attendees will gain critical insight into FDA plans for conducting FSMA inspections and learn how to be prepared when FDA comes knocking on the door.  

Does your food safety plan adequately:

  1. State WHAT you are doing to prevent product adulteration;
  2. Describe WHY, HOW and WHEN you are doing it; and
  3. DOCUMENT that it was done . . . and done correctly?

Do you know the consequences of being out of compliance?

Do you know the impact of FSMA on Grade “A” plants? 

These questions and more will be answered in IDFA’s upcoming “Countdown to FSMA: Are you Ready?” webinar on June 23rd, so register today—all registrants should encourage their suppliers to, as well! 


Tuesday, June 23, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern


Elizabeth Fawell, Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

For more information, contact Erin Dlugacz, IDFA meetings manager, at