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Implementation of FSMA

How do you prepare more than 50 rules, guidance documents, reports and studies within strict timeframes? That is what FDA is charged with doing under the Food Safety Modernization Act that was signed into law on January 4, 2011. To meet this challenge, the leadership of the FDA Foods Program has put in place a structured implementation process to ensure clearly defined roles and accountability for each FSMA deliverable, transparent prioritization of tasks based on public health impact, and streamlined decision making and clearances.

The implementation teams pictured below report directly to the senior leadership of the Foods Program, drawing fully upon all relevant expertise and capacity from across FDA but working through a streamlined matrix management system that is intended to expedite the work needed to implement FSMA.

 

Implementation Management Structure

 

Implementation Executive Committee

Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods
(Chair)

Mike Landa, Bernadette Dunham
Mel Plaiser, Elizabeth Dickinson & Leslie Kux 
 

 

Strategic Communications 

Outreach Team

Sharon Natanblut
(Team Leader)

 

Prevention Standards
 

Don Kraemer
&
Dan McChesney
(Team Leaders)

Inspections & Compliance
 

 Barbara Cassens
(Team Leader)

Imports
 

   Roberta Wagner, Camille Brewer
&
Leslie Kux
 (Team Leaders)

Federal/State Integration
  

Tracey Forfa
(Team Leader)

Fees
 
Roxanne Schweitzer
&
Bob Miller
(Team Leaders)

Reports & Studies
 

Cathy Beck
&
Chad Nelson
(Team Leaders)

 Produce
Safety
Regulation
Mandatory
Recall and 
Recall
Communications 
Importer 
Verification
& VQIP 
Operational Partnership  Inspection & Auditor FeesReports to Congress/
Studies 

 Produce
Safety
Guidance

 Administrative
Enforcement
Tools
Import Certification  Capacity Building  
 Preventive
Controls Regulation
Registration Accredited
Third-Party Certification 
 Training  
Preventive
Controls
Guidance
Frequency
of
Inspections 
Lab Accreditation
& Integrated Consortium/
FERN 
   
Safe Food Transport
  
Manner of Inspection/
Food Safety
Plan Review 
International
Capacity Building 
   
Food DefenseTracing

Comparability 

   

Contaminants
 

RFR
Improvements
Task A:
Prior Notice
 
   

A text version of the Implementation Management Structure is also available.