The Food Safety Modernization Act is designed to revamp food production safety standards and renew consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.
Historically, the major improvements to food safety across the industry and through regulatory change have been driven by food safety crises.
Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.
FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants
Food fraud originated as a way to extend a food’s primary ingredients for added profit.
The Food Safety Modernization Act mentions that finished product testing will be part of the food safety system.
The Food Safety Modernization Act builds on existing law, instead of creating or replacing old laws, expaning inspectors’ powers to evaluate hazards countless products.