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Here’s Why the FDA Wants to Help Importers and Food Producers Meet FSMA Standards
Here’s Why the FDA Wants to Help Importers and Food Producers Meet FSMA Standards

On Jan. 24, 2018 the FDA released five more guidance documents in the areas of foreign supplier verification, supply chain requirements, and enforcement discretion. The FDA provides this guidance to communicate what their expectations are for complying with the regulations. 

The guidance release is a long-awaited answer to effectively implement key food safety provisions. According to the report the phrase "same level of public health protection" is now defined. The FDA has already stated that they will assist companies to be compliant, but they will not allow public health to be put at risk. This is a clear message that any situation concerning public health will be acted upon as it has in the past.

"We already have a good idea of what regulators want us to do, for example conduct a review of products and raw materials that have the potential for SAHCODHA hazards that have resulted in class 1 recalls.” Len Steed, Regional Manager, Food Safety Services for AIB International said. "The surprise in the release of these guidance documents is the discretionary enforcement statement for portions of the supply chain program."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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