• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced a new web page that consolidates the compliance dates for the Agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules. 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
    • Sanitary Transportation
    • Intentional Adulteration
  • These rules have staggered compliance dates, in part, based on the size of a business. FDA also has provided a graphic timeline that shows these staggered compliance dates by month and year.
  • There are no compliance dates for the Accredited Third-Party Certification rule since it is a voluntary program. However, as previously reported on this blog, FDA launched a website earlier this year where an organization can apply to be recognized as a Third-Party accreditation body.
  • FDA also announced that the web pages for the Preventive Control for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food have been updated as of Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, respectively.