The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enforces numerous new mandates and rules that impact all the entities in the farm-to-fork chain including - food manufacturing, processing, packaging, transporting, warehousing, distribution, and retail. This update further broadens FDA's authority to regulate facilities that handle food and establishes and enforces additional compliance requirements. Even though FSMA's requirements will be implemented and adopted in over three years, organizations need to adopt a proactive and structured approach to ensure that they are able to comply with all the current and future requirements. While some requirements are already in effect, others are pending or still being formulated for later implementation.
One of the important updates is on FDA Fees - As per Section 107 - FDA has the authority to impose fees on a limited number of FDA services/functions such as recalls, re-inspections, and export certifications. Some of these fees are already being included in warning letters issued this spring. Other FSMA's mandates include Section 206 - FDA's new mandatory recall authority, Section 301 - new import requirements that enforce food companies to increase due diligence on imported food, Section 202 - extended food testing requirements, Section 103 - updated Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs, and Section 204 - other requirements to supplement food tracking recordkeeping.
In this webinar our expert speakers will discuss on:
- What is the Food Safety Modernization Act?
- Immediate Changes - did you know about enhanced FDA authority?
- Changes Now in Effect - Are you in compliance?
- Changes Coming in the Fall - What can you do to get ready?
- Changes Coming in the New Year - Are you affected by upcoming changes?
- Complying with Food Safety Modernization Act - How Technology can help
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