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Congress Passes Landmark Food Safety Bill

FDA Announces Delay to Several FSMA Enforcement Deadlines

On August 26, 2016, the FDA indicated that they will be delaying several enforcement deadlines for a number of rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in a final rule published. The changes cover the four main components of the FSMA rules: preventive controls for human food, preventive controls for animal feed, produce safety and foreign supplier verifications. Additionally the FDA releases draft guidance to help companies comply with preventive controls requirements – see attached. 


(Dec. 28, 2010) On December 21, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), ending years of hearings and debates on the measure and sending it to the President for signature.  A major update of U.S. food safety laws, the bill seeks to increase prevention-based controls in our food safety system through four main areas of focus: (1) new responsibilities for food manufacturers and producers; (2) tighter controls over imports; (3) stronger enforcement powers for FDA; and (4) new fees on food facilities.  Get additional information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on provisions of the bill.