FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) amendments has been given an inspection mandate for the first time.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011.
It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
For the first time, FDA has been given an inspection mandate. The legislation requires inspections to be based on risk, and the frequency of inspections to increase. It calls for all high-risk domestic food facilities to be inspected within five years of the bill’s signing and then at least once every three years after that.
Further, all other domestic food facilities are to be inspected within seven years of the bill’s signing and then at least once every five years thereafter.
What does the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mean?
- Inspection & Compliance
- FSMA amendments outlines
- Mandated inspection frequency
- Records access
- Testing by accredited laboratories