FDA Extends FSMA Compliance Dates (August 2016)The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending compliance dates for four final rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Food Safety Modernization Act ensures food safety by taking preventative measures to reduce food contamination and food-borne illnesses.
FDA is making these changes to allow sufficient time for companies to adjust to new requirements, tailor extensions to coordinate with other compliance dates for food operations, and ensure that requirements are both reasonable to manufacturers and effective in protecting public health. The changes in dates will be applied to the following four rules:
The FDA is publishing a draft guidance with further details and opening the document up for public comment. FDA also plans to release additional chapters as they are finished and all chapters by early 2018.
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