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Food Safety Modernization Act

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Jul 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Food Safety Modernization Act Facts:

  • FSMA is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation
  • Published in September 17, 2015
  • Applies to all businesses that sell food consumable products in the US
  • Small Business (< 500 employees) had until September 17, 2017 to comply with FSMA

What does FSMA involve? 

  • FSP = Food Safety Plan
  • GMP = Good Manufacturing Practice
  • FSVP = Foreign Supplier Verification Program



FSP consists of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Plan (HACCP) with:

  • Critical Limits: (max/min values to which biological, chemical or physical parameters are controlled to prevent, eliminate or reduce the occurrence of a food safety hazard to an acceptable level)
  • Monitoring Procedures
  • Corrective Action Plan
  • Verification
  • Validation


Comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as outlined in 21 CFR 117, Subpart B

The basis for determining whether food products have been processed under sanitary conditions and includes:

  • Personnel
  • Plant & Grounds
  • Sanitary Operations
  • Sanitary facilities & controls
  • Equipment & utensils
  • Process & controls
  • Warehouse & distribution
  • Holding & distribution of human food by-products for use as animal food
  • Defect action levels


Comply with the FDA FSMA rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals.

  • Verify that TRT’s foreign suppliers are producing raw materials in a manner that provides the same level of public health protection as the preventive controls to ensure that the supplier’s raw materials are not adulterated and are not mis-branded with respect to allergen labeling.
  • Perform certain risk-based activities to verify that raw materials imported into the United States have been produced in a manner that meets applicable U.S. safety standards. 

To find out more about TRT's Food Consumable Products, please visit our website


Topics: Food Safety Modernization