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United States Issues Final Rule for Food Safety Modernization Act

September 13, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Final Rule to provide extension and clarification of compliance dates of certain provisions in four foundational rules that are part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA; Pub. L. 111-353).

The four rules are as follows:

  • 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
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
  • Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

This final rule became effective on August 24, 2016.