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FSMA Final Requirements - Free PDF Download

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Understanding and meeting the final FSMA requirements in preparation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FSMA Final Requirements
FSMA Final Requirements

This paper recommends actions that food processors should take to meet the full requirements of the FSMA law. This includes reviewing the effectiveness of the existing product inspection plan and the systems in place to meet these requirements. It also gives advice on confirming the ability to provide the reporting data necessary to meet the FSMA requirements.

Many food processors and manufacturers have wisely been preparing their operations in the last months to meet these requirements rather than waiting for them first to come into full force. Now the decision to enact the law has been made and the time for action has arrived.

The white paper covers 4 main areas:

  • Basic provisions of the Act
  • FSMA requirements
  • Supply chain requirements
  • Label specific regulations

The review of production procedures and safety equipment required by the FSMA offers the opportunity for increased production efficiency for manufacturers. New systems installed as a result of the review will have the potential to increase process automation and reduce labour costs.

The sooner facilities begin the analysis and documentation process, the more confident they can be of meeting the FSMA’s requirements and avoiding the risks of costly recalls and lawsuits.

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) placed the responsibility for food safety squarely on food producers, with requirements that were to come into force as finalized and funded. The dates by which those requirements will take effect have now been finalized and are rapidly approaching.

This Act is generally regarded as a positive change, both by food safety proponents who have lobbied for it for more than ten years, and by the food industry itself. They recognize not only the benefit it brings of avoiding food-borne illnesses and saving lives, but also of reducing the likelihood of the product recalls and liability lawsuits that have led to substantial unpredicted costs and loss of brand value in the past.

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