The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed into law back in 2011 allows the FDA to regulate how foods are grown, harvested, and processed. Among its powers, the FDA can issue a recall if necessary. Hence, you must comply with the FSMA and its various rules.
Food facilities are mandated by the FDA’s Preventive Controls Rules to produce written Food Safety Plans that recognize recognized or can predict biological, chemical, and physical dangers associated with the food that’s being supplied. The process, food allergens, sanitation, and supply chain protective controls, and a recall plan are all necessary as part of the Food Safety Plan.
Food facilities and importers shall enforce restorative measures under the FDA’s Protective Controls and FSVP Regulations if they find a compliance problem. Labeling breaches tend to be the most common issues regarding compliance.
One way importers can check the compliance of their international suppliers with FDA food safety legislation is by undertaking on-site audits on a yearly basis.
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