In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandated the development of strategies to enhance food safety, that align with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) efforts to create and execute processes towards achieving a national integrated food safety system (IFSS). FSMA furthered the concept of an IFSS, that was first expressed by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) in 1997, which resulted from a 50-State workshop that laid the foundation for IFSS efforts for the next decade.
This site provides details including achieved and planned milestones, as well as FDA’s continued efforts to support the IFSS’ principles. While reading this site, it is helpful to keep in mind that the term “system” represents the collection of integrated principles and conditions that advances food safety.
- What is an IFSS?
An Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS) provides the vision, guiding principles and key components of a coordinated approach to food safety. An IFSS describes the continual improvements and collaborative activities of food safety that will be addressed through the implementation of a collection of initiatives, programs and projects. Read more
- IFSS Major Initiatives, Programs, and Projects
There are several major initiatives, programs and projects that will move us closer to achieving the vision of an integrated food safety system. You can read more about each of these major activities accomplished and planned that have or will support the progress.