October 13, 2016
The first major compliance dates arrived on September 19, 2016 for the preventive controls rules for human and animal food under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Larger businesses must comply with certain new standards. Human food facilities must meet preventive controls and Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements (CGMPs); animal food facilities must meet CGMPs.
Some members of the food industry have expressed concern and uncertainty about enforcement measures. Joann Givens, co-chair of the FSMA Operations Team Steering Committee and director of FDA’s Food and Feed Program in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, addresses questions that have been raised about what the next few months will look like for the food facilities now required to comply.