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Dairy Facts 2016

FDA Preventive Controls Final Rules: What’s New and How They Will Impact Your Business


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 month. When compliance enforcement starts in the fall of 2016, companies will be required to do the following as part of the inspection process:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive hazard analysis
  2. Establish risk-based preventive controls
  3. Verify supplier’s preventive controls

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule will require food companies - whether they manufacture, process, pack or store food - to put in place better controls to reduce the risk of contamination.

The preventive controls rule for animal food would apply broadly to any facility that manufactures, processes, packs or holds animal food. The rule specifically addresses “waste” diverted from human food facilities for use in animal food, and the dairy industry is a significant source of these products.

With little more than a year until these rules begin to be enforced for large and mid-sized companies, IDFA has developed a webinar to help members ensure that facilities and suppliers will be prepared. Register for this can't miss IDFA webinar today and hear directly from FDA officials about these rules. In addition, two top food law attorneys from Hogan Lovells US, LLP, IDFA's legal counsel, who are renowned experts on the Food Safety Modernization Act, will provide insight into the significant impact these rules will have on the dairy food industry.


Thursday, September 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern


Elizabeth FawellCounsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Joe LevittPartner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jenny Scott, Senior Scientific Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Jenna Murphy, Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine

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