As Companies Continue to Alter Their Processes to Adhere to FSMA, Some Remain Skeptics

As Companies Continue to Alter Their Processes to Adhere to FSMA, Some Remain Skeptics

Federal Regulations, Food Safety, HVACR, Produce
This year marks the pivotal period for the widespread adoption of, and adherence to, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Originally passed in 2010, it took the next six years to develop the full breadth of the act. The FSMA was legislation driven by the Food & Drug Administration with the goal of having companies be better equipped to prevent food-borne illness as opposed to just reacting to contamination. On January 26, 2018, the industry of fresh produce had its first major compliance date, and routine facility inspections are scheduled to begin in 2019.   According to the FDA's official documentation, the legislation "enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. It enables FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying…
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