The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food final rules were published on Sept. 17, 2016 in the Federal Register. To help produce industry members understand these final rules and the implications on produce businesses, the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association in collaboration with California Leafy Greens Marketing Association, Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, Northwest Horticultural Council, Texas International Produce Association, and Western Growers Association hosted a webinar with FDA subject matter experts on Oct. 2, 2015.
The webinar presentation by FDA subject matter experts highlighted which businesses are covered and which businesses are not covered by these final regulations, and how specific provisions of these regulations may or may not apply to your business.
Useful links for more information regarding FSMA including detailed information on both Preventive Controls rules may be found at:
Watch the full webinar, including Q&A: