In October 2018, the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to meet statutory deadlines found in 2011’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Administrative Procedures Act.

The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health said that under FSMA, the FDA must designate “high risk” food that requires additional record-keeping to protect public health. The original FSMA deadline for FDA to designate the “high risk” foods was 2012.

Hank Giclas

In light of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and provisions being in effect, Western Growers is providing additional training to help the produce industry stay in compliance.

The FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule requires that certain activities must be completed or overseen by a “preventive controls qualified individual.” The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Course is one way to meet this requirement. This course is recognized by the FDA as the standardized curriculum.

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