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September 10, 2015

FDA Finalizes Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that two rules developed as a result of the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011 have been finalized. The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule require companies that process food for humans and animals to implement safety plans that identify, prevent or minimize food safety hazards. According to the FDA, ”some compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016.” 

The Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most significant food safety legislation implemented since early last century.  The legislation is a paradigm shift in food safety strategies, requiring preventative safety initiatives rather than reactionary ones. The FDA is expected to finalize five additional rules as the result of the passage of FSMA.

FDA is hosting a series of webinars next week on the Preventative Control Rules. Registration for the webinars is not necessary. Slides will be posted prior to each webinar on this page. Recordings will be made available.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Final Rules for Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food:

Who is Covered? What is the Definition of a Farm?

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (please connect by 1:45 p.m.)

To hear the presentation and ask questions:
Dial: 800-988-0215, passcode: FSMA
International: 1-517-308-9109

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 

Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food:

Significant Provisions of the Rule

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (please connect by 1:45 p.m.)

To hear the presentation and ask questions:
Dial: 800-988-0215, passcode: FSMA
International: 1-517-308-9109

Thursday, September 17, 2015 

Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food:

Significant Provisions of the Rule  

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (please connect by 1:45 p.m.)

To hear the presentation and ask questions:
Dial: 800-988-0215, passcode: FSMA
International: 1-517-308-9109

To view the slide presentation during the webinar:
https://www.mymeetings.com/emeet/join/index.jsp?customHeader=mymeetings&netId=PW5138284&netPass=FSMA&netType=conference&acceptTerms=on

If you have questions on the webinars, please contact Catherine McDermott at: [email protected].