Important FSMA Update: Increased Funding Approved For Enforcement
By Bob Salamone, NJMEP’s Vertical Engagement Manager
Congress has recently allocated an increase of $104.5 million for the enforcement and implementation of FSMA rules in 2016. With increased funding for FSMA, which is now in effect, do you have your Food Safety and HARPC plans in place? The consequences of non-compliance include higher penalties, loss of business… and even factory closures!
It is vital for the following organizations to understand the new rules and enforcement dates related to FSMA:
- Food manufacturers (human & animal)
- Food ingredients manufacturers (chemicals, flavors, preservatives, etc.)
- Packaging companies including boxes, plastics, wraps, propellants, etc.
- All members of the food manufacturing supply chain
About FSMA and the Changes:
The law represents the first major change to food safety in over 75 years. Its aim is to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of Federal regulators from responding to contamination, to prevention.
Companies must now comply with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) provision in the FSMA. HARCP is a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan, but with more defined preventative programs.
Organizations must address key topics such as allergen control, food defense, pest control, hygiene, cleaning and sanitation.
Download a Complimentary Information Sheet on FSMA:
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, you can download a Complimentary Information Sheet on FSMA. The information sheet includes the enforcement dates, along with more details about the HARPC provision and consequence of non-compliance
Click below to download your complimentary copy:
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NJMEP has programs and services to help manufacturers develop Food Safety and HARPC plans.
For more information, connect with your local NJMEP Account Manager or contact Bob Salamone, NJMEP’s Food Vertical Engagement Manager at 908-797-0018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.