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FSMA Updates

The American Feed Industry Association provides weekly updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act to keep members informed about changes and developments.

View the most recent FSMA updates below.

November 6, 2019
FDA Proposed Rule Affects Lab Accreditation, Animal Food
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).
October 9, 2019
FDA Posts List of Records Required Under FSVP
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.
October 2, 2019
FDA Launches Online Tool Measuring FSMA Data
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).
August 15, 2019
AAFCO Discusses FSMA Rules at Recent Meeting
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.
June 26, 2019
FDA Provides Update on FSMA 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.
April 10, 2019
AFIA L&R Staff Discuss 2019 Inspection Goals with FDA ORA Staff
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.
March 13, 2019
Update on FSMA Inspections
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.
January 16, 2019
Compliance Requirements Remain, Despite Government Shutdown
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.
December 12, 2018
Dec 31: Deadline for FDA Bioterrorism Act Re-registration
Dec 31: Deadline for FDA Bioterrorism Act Re-registration
December 12, 2018
AFIA Submits Comments to the FDA on Supply-Chain-Applied Controls
AFIA Submits Comments to the FDA on Supply-Chain-Applied Controls

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December 12, 2018
AFIA's Letter on Docket No. FDA-2018-D-1861
AFIA's letter to the FDA on Docket No. FDA-2018-D-1861; Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals: Supply-Chain Program; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
July 23, 2018
Docket No. FDA-2016-D-2343; Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Docket No. FDA-2016-D-2343; Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
February 5, 2018
Review of Existing Center for Veterinary Medicine Regulatory and Information Collection Requirements; Docket No. FDA-2017-N-5104
AFIA's legislative and regulatory team recommendations to the FDA.
November 23, 2016
Docket No. FDA-2016-D-1229 (Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals; Draft Guidance for Industry ; Availability)
Docket No. FDA-2016-D-1229 (Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals; Draft Guidance for Industry ; Availability)
August 19, 2015
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
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
December 15, 2014
Docket No. 2011-N-0922 and RIN 0910-AG10 Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals
Docket No. 2011-N-0922 and RIN 0910-AG10 Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals
December 15, 2014
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0143 and RIN 0910-AG64 - Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0143 and RIN 0910-AG64 - Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
July 30, 2014
Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0013 and RIN 0910-AG98 Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (79 FR 7006, February 5, 2014)
Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0013 and RIN 0910-AG98 Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (79 FR 7006, February 5, 2014)
June 30, 2014
Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1425 and RIN 0910-AG63 Focused Mitigation Strategies To Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1425 and RIN 0910-AG63 Focused Mitigation Strategies To Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
June 6, 2014
Designation of High-Risk Foods for Tracing; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0053
Designation of High-Risk Foods for Tracing; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0053
May 22, 2014
Designation of High-Risk Foods for Tracing; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0053
Designation of High-Risk Foods for Tracing; Request for Comments and for Scientific Data and Information Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0053
March 31, 2014
Docket No. 2011-N-0922 and RIN 0910 - AG10 Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals
Docket No. 2011-N-0922 and RIN 0910 - AG10 Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals
January 27, 2014
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0146 and RIN 0910-AG66 - Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0146 and RIN 0910-AG66 - Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications
January 27, 2014
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0143 and RIN 0910-AG64 - Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0143 and RIN 0910-AG64 - Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals