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FDA Issues FSMA Final Rules on Preventive Controls in Human and Animal Food

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final rules regarding preventive controls for human food and animal food , as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The final rule for human food modernizes current good manufacturing practice requirements and requires domestic and foreign facilities that are subject to FDA regulation for Registration of Food Facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls. The rule also revises certain definitions in the Registration of Food Facilities rule clarifying the scope of the exemption from registration requirements provided for farms and clarifying which domestic and foreign facilities are subject to the requirements for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food.

Meanwhile, FDA also made publicly available the final rule for animal food, which establishes requriements for the current good manufacturing practice for food for animals. The rule also requires certain domestic and foreign animal food facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for animal feed.

FDA will hold a meeting October 20, 2015, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, in Chicago, Illinois. Additional details regarding registration and meeting specifics will be available later this month. FDA will also host three webinars September 15-17, 2015, to discuss these rules. To access the webinar information, click here .

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