Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Resources Portal

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of United States food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law on January 4, 2011. After a nearly four-year rulemaking process, seven major rules have been released. While some rules or select provisions of rules are already in effect, most rules or provisions will be enforced in the coming years as established by the FDA’s published compliance dates.

The resources provided here are meant to assist Western Growers’ members to start implementing applicable rules in their operations in preparation for the upcoming compliance dates. Please note these resources are not legal advice and do not ensure compliance with regulations.  

The following are final rules that may impact Western Growers’ members depending on their size, commodities produced, type of operation, and activities conducted including the donation or sale of by-products for use as animal food.

We will continue to update this portal to ensure Western Growers’ members have access to the latest information on FSMA. In addition, we are developing resources and a comprehensive implementation guide that will be available here. Last updated Friday December 23, 2016.

This website is for information purposes only. The site does not provide technical, medical or legal advice. Viewing this site, receipt of information contained on this site, or the transmission of information from or to this site does not constitute an attorney-client or any other relationship. Please read the complete disclaimer here.

Overview of FSMA rules and helpful links

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food 

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals 

Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits & to Issue Certifications 

Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals 

Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration

Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Access to  draft guidance documents released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 2018

Science & Technology Staff

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