The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is being called the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. It was originally signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, and in the years since, FDA has been working to develop the final rules that the act requires them to implement. The focus of the act is more effective prevention of food safety issues in the U.S. food supply. FSMA is a comprehensive top-to-bottom overhaul of the United States food safety regulatory framework. FSMA will touch every segment of the produce business supply chain from farm-to-fork. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed seven major regulations. The proposed regulations will affect how produce is grown, packed, processed, shipped and imported into the U.S.
Final Rules become enforceable on April 6, 2017. FSMA includes new sanitary transportation operational practices that will impact refrigerated fleets - are you prepared?
- • Trailer Design
- • Sanitary Cleaning
- • Pre-cool Requirements
- • Temperature Transport Requirements
- • Data Retention
- • Food Safety Training Requirement
PLM experts can help guide you through the rules and customize a plan for FSMA compliance. For more information or to set up a presentation on what FSMA means to your company, click here to contact PLM today.