Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Services –
What PJR can do for you?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed by President Obama into law in January 2011 is to ensure appropriate preventive and control measures are implemented by the food industry to safeguard the food supply chain in the US. It has far reaching regulatory implications for the domestic food industry and also for the exporters of food products to the United States.
Highlights of FSMA
- Food facilities are required to register with FDA biennially. Food from an unregistered facility may not be imported into the United States or introduced into interstate or intrastate commerce.
- Registered food facilities are required to conduct hazard analyses and develop and implement written preventative control plans.
- Food importers are required to implement foreign supplier verification programs and to take steps to verify that the food they import is safe.
- Laboratory tests to be used for regulatory purposes must be performed by either a Federal laboratory or an accredited non-Federal laboratory and lab results must be sent directly to FDA.
- Food facilities will be inspected with greater frequency and not less often than once every 5 years.
PJR’s experts who have actually worked for the various regulatory bodies will be able to provide assistance to you in the areas of:
- Readiness Audits
- Inspection of Foreign Food Facilities