On Nov. 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced publication of the Proposed Rule on Laboratory Accreditation in the Federal Register.?In this proposed rule, the FDA looks to establish a program for the testing of human and animal food by accredited laboratories as required by the FDA as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of records required by the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSVP regulations require that importers who perform certain risk-based activities verify that food imported into the United States has been produced in a manner which meets applicable U.S. safety standards.
This week, the Food and Drug Administration launched a new online dashboard to help measure progress made in the regulatory oversight of food safety issues and the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The Association of American Feed Control Officials hosted a workshop reviewing the Food Safety Modernization Act as it relates to the animal food industry at its annual meeting last week. The workshop mainly focused on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) and Hazard Analysis/Preventive Controls (HA/PC) inspections.
Earlier this month, the American Feed Industry Association's legislative and regulatory staff met with a Food and Drug Administration official to learn how animal food manufacturers were fairing with FDA and state regulatory inspections for the current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls (HA/PC) regulations required through the Food Safety Modernization Act.
On March 26, the American Feed Industry Association's legislative and regulatory staff had a quarterly update call with Glenn Bass, the acting deputy director for the Human and Animal Food Program (West) in the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). Bass shared the FDA's inspection goals for animal food facilities for fiscal 2019, which began Oct. 1, 2018, and runs through Sept. 30, 2019.
The Food and Drug Administration had a busy year in 2018 conducting inspections for the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) and the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls portions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. In this update, the American Feed Industry Association shares the latest data received through a Freedom of Information Act request.
As the partial government shutdown continues, the American Feed Industry Association reminds animal food facilities that it is your responsibility to continue complying with the federal food safety regulations in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and specifically, the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0144 (RIN : Draft Guidance for Industry on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program for Food Importers and Guidelines in Consideration of the Burden of the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Fee Amounts on Small Business; Availability