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
While the official publication in the Federal Register of the four supplementary proposals for the FSMA draft rules is scheduled for September 29, the pre-publication documents are available for download now in PDF format.
Use the following links to access the pre-publication documents and related fact sheets:
Produce Safety: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22447
Fact Sheet: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm
Preventive Controls for Human Food: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22446
Fact Sheet: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334115.htm
Preventive Controls for Animal Feed: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-22445
Fact Sheet: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm366510.htm
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs: 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