Recent FDA Guidance on FSMA Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls Rule

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If you’ve been following this blog for news about updates about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), then yout know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been busy over the past year issuing new guidance on its FSMA’s Produce Safety and Preventive Controls rules.  Regulatory agencies, like the FDA, issue “Guidance” and “Fact Sheets” to answer specific questions or provide clarification to the industries they regulate about how the agency interprets its own rules and regulations.  Below is a brief summary of the FDA’s latest statements about how the agency interprets parts of its Produce Safety and Preventive Controls rules.  And if you haven’t been following along, you can search this blog for “FSMA” to see all the information we’ve provided since the FDA started issuing its regulations in 2015 to keep Maryland’s producers and processors aware of the most sweeping reform of our country’s food safety laws in more than 70 years.

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FDA WON’T ENFORCE CERTAIN FSMA RULES WHILE IT SEEKS RULEMAKING

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On January 4, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Industry Guidance announcing that, effective immediately, it intends not to enforce certain provisions in four of the agency’s rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and will seek rulemaking to address issues that have been raised since the FSMA rules became final.

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