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What the FDA has in store for the food industry in 2017

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Both the human and animal food industries have a great deal of change confronting them under the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act. Learn about these major new rules and their compliance triggers in 2017. READ MORE

New FDA rule places increased food safety responsibility on importers, foreign suppliers

Diane Romza-Kutz Fredric Roth V November 30, 2015
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“Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals” is the most recent Rule promulgated under the Food Safety and Modernization Act and places new responsibility on industry members to ensure that foreign suppliers follow the FDA’s HARPC requirements, that compliance is documented, and that importers include this new supply chain verification system in their HARPC food safety plans. READ MORE

Long-awaited overhaul of FDA food safety rules arrives – Part III: Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls

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The overall focus of this rule requires these plans to continue the FDA’s efforts to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply and, therefore, each of these plans should be drafted with this in mind. READ MORE

Long-awaited overhaul of FDA food safety rules arrives – Part II: A roadmap for food manufacturers on FDA’s changes to cGMPs

Diane Romza-Kutz Fredric Roth V September 29, 2015
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With the passage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA has created a new and updated set of cGMPs in conjunction with the new Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) program to correct this lag. READ MORE

Long-awaited overhaul of FDA food safety rules arrives – Part I: Introducing HARPC, changes to cGMP

Diane Romza-Kutz Fredric Roth V September 22, 2015
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Since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011, the FDA has promulgated proposed rules that overhaul the old Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) rule and create new Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) for certain food. READ MORE