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Details Available on Preventive Controls Rule, FDA Training Strategy

Oct 07, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last month released the final preventive controls rules to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Hogan Lovells, IDFA’s outside legal counsel, has prepared a memorandum for members that provides key takeaways and highlights the major provisions from the final rule for human food, focusing on the changes between the proposed rule or supplemental proposed rule and the final rule. Members may log in to read the memo.

In addition, FDA yesterday released its FSMA training strategy, highlighting how the agency plans to work with public and private partners on the development and delivery of food-industry training. The strategy outlines options for companies that must comply with new food safety regulations and names organizations that will partner with FDA on training.

“IDFA also will be offering training tailored for the dairy foods industry regarding compliance with FSMA,” said John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards. “We’re currently evaluating the various avenues that FDA has outlined in its strategy to determine what the best options are for members.”  

Members with questions may contact Allan at

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