October 16, 2015
UNITED STATES - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first two major rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The approval of the two rules is identified as the first step in ensuring the prevention of foodborne illness.
- Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food
- Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals
These rules focus on the preventive control rules over human and animal food facilities. These facilities are required to develop and implement written food safety plans indicating possible problems affecting the safety of their products and outlining steps to prevent or significantly minimize the likelihood of those problems occurring.
The rules were published in the Federal Register on September 17, 2015.