Is your food business affected by Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules? FDA launched a new website listing the staggered FSMA compliance dates, some based on the size of a business. FDA also has provided a graphic timeline that shows these staggered compliance dates by month and year.
The rules that include compliance dates, in the order they became final, are:
- Preventive Controls for Human Food
- Preventive Controls for Animal Food
- Produce Safety
- Foreign Supplier Verification (discussed in an earlier blog post)
- Sanitary Transportation
- Intentional Adulteration
There are no compliance dates for the Accredited Third-Party Certification rule since it is a voluntary program. However, FDA launched a website earlier this year where an organization can apply to be recognized as a Third-Party accreditation body.
If FSMA applies to your business, then you may want to take a look and make sure you will be ready before these deadlines. If you have questions about FSMA compliance, contact our attorneys at Morsel Law.