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Food Safety: FSMA Update & Impact

Tuesday, March 4 11:25 AM -11:45 AM

Over the next several months and possibly years, as the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) becomes law, there are several areas that will require focus and change within commercial food safety programs both in the US and internationally.  Promulgation of final rules has been slow, and some final rules may take extended time to complete.  However, there are several specific areas that should be understood and immediate attention paid within individual food safety programs.  AIB inspections and certification type audit scheme owners will monitor these requirements and audit program requirements will be up-dated to include FSMA regulations where appropriate.

FDA rules will have impact on food safety requirements within the United States as well as products imported to the United States from other countries.  FDA is outlining the specifications of a 3rd party audit system for imported food that they will manage and monitor, as well as outlining audit requirements for supplier verification programs.  These and other major changes will be reviewed.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. What major changes to food safety programs are required by FSMA?
  2. What is the FDA 3rd party audit and who will it impact?
  3. What is the impact of some of these changes on food safety operations.

Maureen Olewnik, American Institute of Baking

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