Home > Insights > Blogs > Life Sciences Decoded > "FSMA"

Life Sciences Decoded

Life Sciences Decoded

(By accessing, browsing or using the pages below, you agree to the Blog Conditions of Use/Disclaimer available under "Links.")


FSVP compliance dates arrive, challenges to food industry increase

June 6, 2017
international food

The FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for human and animal foods have gone into effect. Find out how the FDA will approach preliminary enforcement during the first few months of the new regulations. READ MORE

FDA sanitary transport rule impacts railroads, other shippers

April 4, 2017
railroad food

The Food and Drug Administration’s new Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food Rule takes effect on April 6, 2017, imposing new rigorous food safety regulations on food shippers – including railroads. READ MORE

Food industry sees one of first whistleblower suits under FSMA

February 10, 2017
Life Sciences_default blog

The food industry saw one of its first whistleblower suits in February invoking new FSMA protections for food industry employees. The action shows how food companies could be in for a bumpy and litigious road ahead. READ MORE

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

January 9, 2017
food 2017

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

The new look of FDA food facility registration: Human and animal food companies beware

November 11, 2016
food processing factory

The food industry faces new registration requirements for food facilities under revamped FDA rules stemming from the FSMA. Facilities should no longer view facility registration as a minor requirement, as proper registration takes an enhanced role in inspections and enforcement actions. READ MORE

Protecting food industry whistleblowers: FDA, OSHA team up under FSMA

August 1, 2016
Life Sciences_default blog

Including the FDA, OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than 20 whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety and health, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. READ MORE

How the FDA’s new Sanitary Transport Rule affects food shipping

May 3, 2016
Life Sciences_default blog

The Sanitary Transport Rule is different from the others passed so far under the FSMA, as it is not focused on the manufacturing, packing, growing, labeling or other aspects of food creation. So what’s the scope of the Sanitary Transportation Rule? READ MORE

FDA dishes out major regulatory challenges for food industry in 2016

January 25, 2016

As the FDA continues to intensify its enforcement over its regulated industries, food companies should prepare now to manage their risk by developing and implementing a set of strict compliance programs to avoid enforcement action. READ MORE

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

November 30, 2015
Life Sciences_default blog

“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

FDA promotes safety, control by veterinarians in new Rule: Veterinary Feed Directive

October 23, 2015

The FDA recently issued other updated regulations, including updating the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations regarding VFDs and VFD Drugs (drugs intended for use in conjunction with animal feeds and pet foods). READ MORE