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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4th, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it. Use these pages to learn more about the law, the proposed rules under the law, and ways you can get involved with United Fresh to help provide comments to FDA and prepare for implementation.

United Fresh has submitted its comments to FDA on the following proposed rules under FSMA. Click on the links below to read United's comment documents.

Supplementary FSMA draft proposed Rules

The comment period for four FSMA supplementary proposals closed on December 15, 2014. Please use the links below to view United Fresh comments on the supplementary proposed rules. The official publication in the Federal Register of the four supplementary proposals for the FSMA draft rules and FDA fact sheets are available for download in PDF format as well.

Produce Safety:
United Fresh Comments on Supplementary Proposal to Produce Safety proposed rule
December 15, 2014
https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22447
Fact Sheet: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

Preventive Controls for Human Food
United Fresh Comments on Supplementary Proposal to Preventive Controls for Human Food proposed rule
December 15, 2014
https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22446
Fact Sheet: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334115.htm

Preventive Controls for Animal Feed:
United Fresh Comments on Supplementary Proposal to Preventive Controls for Animal Feed proposed rule
December 15, 2014
https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22445
Fact Sheet: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm366510.htm

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs:
United Fresh Comments on Supplementary Proposal to Foreign Supplier Verification Program proposed rule
December 15, 2014
https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22448
Fact Sheet:  http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm361902.htm

Click here to read the FDA news release about the supplementary proposals. 


United Fresh Comments on Proposed Rules

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