Report Attempts to Clarify Food Safety Modernization Act

Preventative measures, recordkeeping, traceability and sanitary equipment design affect a broad array of stakeholders.

Confusion about deadlines established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been heightened, in part, by shifting Food & Drug Administration (FDA) timelines. Even after the rules become final, most companies affected will be given one to three years to comply. Produce farms will have from two to four years to comply.

This gives companies latitude in how they will meet the new requirements, according to a new study from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Compiled from 64 interviews with manufacturing professionals, the report details food manufacturers’ perceptions of FSMA and how equipment manufacturers can best help them respond to the upcoming regulations.

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