FSMA Guidance Documents Released

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued two guidance documents for the feed industry to comply with several parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The first document, #235, will help animal food establishments determine if they are subject to the current good manufacturing practice requirements in the preventive controls for animal food rule and provides explanation and recommendations for meeting the regulation.

The second is a Small Entity Compliance Guide to help small businesses understand the requirements of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food final rule. In this guide, shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers covered by the rule will find descriptions of the regulation in an easy-to-read question and answer format that includes information on topics such as training and record keeping. Small businesses have until April 6, 2018, to comply with this rule. FDA welcomes comments on both guides.

FDA has established a new web page listing compliance dates for rules that form the foundation of FSMA at www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm540944.htm.

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