The Food and Drug Administra-tion’s time-clock for enforcing the most important FSMA regulation, the “Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)” started in mid-September 2016. As I write this in early December, it appears that FDA will be training its field investigators and regional milk specialists well past the end of 2016.
The FDA soon will publish the final rules on Preventive Controls for human food and animal food and on Sanitary Food Transportation. These rules are more proactive and processed-oriented than previously required.
"Are we there yet?” Many senior plant and dairy corporate leaders are wondering when the journey will end regarding full implementation of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act.
As leaders of one of our nation’s safest and most highly regulated industries, dairy manufacturers have long understood the benefits of keeping our products safe for consumers. As you are aware, the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will require all dairy food processors to implement new standards of food safety compliance by July 3, 2012.
The most sweeping set of food safety reforms of our lifetime was signed into law by President Obama in January 2011. Called the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration is now writing proposed regulations that will likely take effect next year. What do dairy companies need to do to get ready? Here are four critical areas for you to focus on now.
Most dairy industry meetings over the past year have devoted at least one session or agenda item to safety. DMI’s Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy established a Food Safety Committee almost two years ago to evaluate existing food safety tools and develop new ones. One of the main reasons for this focus was the passage in 2010 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).