What is FDA FSMA?

On January 4, 2011, the U.S. government enacted and enforced the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for the purpose of "better protection of public health by strengthening the food safety system and preventive controls" and granted the FDA new authority to regulate the way food is grown, harvested and processed. 



Based on FSMA requirements, every food manufacture exporting to USA is required to establish food safety system based on requirements of code of federal regulations. Also, the FSMA gives FDA unprecedented authority to recall food product if FDA determines that the food poses a reasonable probability of serious adverse health consequences or death.



FSMA requires the FDA to establish more than a dozen regulations and issue at least 10 guidance documents, including reports, plans, strategies, standards, notices and other tasks.