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Update 9/19/14:  FDA Seeks to Make FSMA Proposals More Flexible, Targeted

Final Rules and Policy

Final Compliance Policy Guide on Food Facility Registration (FDA)

Food Safety Modernization Act

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) The most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

Proposed Preventive Controls Rule

Proposed Rule under FSMA for Preventive Controls for Human Food: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (FDA)

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance  
From the website:  Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public-private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing  human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA).

Proposed Produce Safety Rule

Fact Sheets

Agricultural Water and Soil Amendment Framework Documents

The Western Center for Food Safety was asked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to facilitate the development of research protocols for scientific studies that evaluate the persistence of foodborne pathogens in the environment and on the edible portions of fresh produce following:

  • application of potentially contaminated untreated soil amendments of animal origin to land used to grow fresh produce or
  • application of potentially contaminated agricultural water applied to the edible portion of the crop

The Agricultural Water and Soil Amendment framework documents were developed by two committees through a series of webinars, e-mail communication and a workshop that was held in Davis, CA in October 2011. Additional academic, government and industry food safety experts reviewed the draft documents prior to submission to the Journal of Food Protection.

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