The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a set of rulings that seek to strengthen the food safety system. FSMA is comprised of seven rules:
The Preventive Controls For Human Food (PCHF) is one component of the legislation, and can be found in 21 CFR 117, “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” (HARPC). The ruling outlines updated and revised requirements for current good manufacturing practice for human food (CGMPs), for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food (PCHF), and related requirements. For consistency across the industry, PCHF shall be used in place of HARPC on this website as it is the preferred term.
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Read the regulations, guidance, and find fact sheets and Frequently Asked Questions.
Stay Up to Date on FSMA
Actions implemented under FSMA.
The Food Safety Modernization Act – Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food Introductory Overview for Small Processors in Wisconsin
This fact sheet, created by Jenifer Buckley, gives a introductory overview of FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF). Though it is written for Wisconsin producers, it includes information that applies to other states as well.
UConn Food Safety
A guide to FSMA from The University of Connecticut.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition FSMA Resource Center
A collection of resources from the NSAC about FSMA.
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food
This regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. Access templates and training courses.
Food Safety Plan Builder
FDA's Food Safety Plan Builder is designed to assist owners/operators of food facilities with the development of food safety plans that are specific to their facilities and meet the requirements of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (21 CFR Part 117).
FDA Food Code
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publishes the Food Code, a model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry (restaurants and grocery stores and institutions such as nursing homes). Access information on retail food protection and Employee Health and Personal Hygiene.
Find out more about food safety recalls and alerts.