January 26, 2018

Preventative Control Regulation for Packinghouses Begins January 26

The new FDA Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (officially known as the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food), has been in effect for some food-registered facilities since September 2016. However, certain “large” produce operations that are not considered a “farm” because they are off-farm and have a different ownership structure are expected to be in compliance with applicable provisions of the Preventive Controls Rule tomorrow, January 26, 2018.

The Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule requires facilities that process food for humans to implement food safety plans that identify, prevent or minimize food safety hazards.

Western Growers will be hosting an educational webinar about enforcement, compliance and implementation resources on February 26, 2018. We are also pleased to point you to the following resources to help processing facilities with implementation of the rule:

For more information, visit the Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food Compliance Dates Fact Sheet.