FDA and FSMA: An Update on Food Safety Procedures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays an integral, comprehensive, and critical role in ensuring food safety at various and interchanging levels. Its regulations are the guidelines to which every state adheres and adapts to their own standards of operation and inspection. Every four years, the FDA revamps and revises their ponderous volume of regulations known as the Food Code. In conjunction with the code is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), enacted by Congress in 2011 in order to shift national focus from the reactive to the proactive approach to foodborne illness. In other words, the new emphasis is from responding to food related illness to preventing them. According to the FDA, “[The FSMA] recognizes that ensuring the safety of the food supply is a shared responsibility among many different points in the global supply chain for both human and animal food. The FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions that must be taken at each of these…

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