FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation Articles

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February 25, 2016

Prevention-Oriented Import System Regulations and Implementation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public meeting entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Prevention-Oriented Import System Regulations and Implementation.” The public meeting will provide importers and other interested persons an opportunity to discuss import safety regulations and programs, including final rules for foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) for importers of food for humans and animals (the FSVP final rule) and accreditation of third-party certification bodies (the third-party certification final rule). Participants will also be briefed on the status of FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is still in development. Additionally, the public meeting will provide importers and other interested persons an opportunity to discuss FDA’s comprehensive planning effort for the next phase of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act implementation relating to import safety programs, which includes establishing the operational framework for these programs and plans for guidance documents, training, education, and technical assistance.

The public meeting will take place on March 21, 2016, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Wiley Auditorium, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740.  The public meeting will also be streamed via webcast.

To view the notice, click here.

 

January 21, 2016

FSMA Amendment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended some editorial and inadvertent errors in the final rule on Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food published on September 17, 2015.

To view the rule, click here.

 

 

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