Keeping track of compliance dates, employee training opportunities and updates to the various mandates relating to the Food Modernization Act is a job in itself.
The U.S. FDA has updated its website summarizing all the important information that constitute the foundation of FSMA. This has made it easier to research FSMA-related information for food safety professionals, and keep an eye on compliance dates.
The updated pages - https://www.fda.gov/fsma
- feature a graphic timeline listing key compliance dates by year for the first two preventive controls rules (human and animal food), as well as future mandates including produce safety, foreign supplier verification, sanitary transportation and intentional adulteration.
The website also has resources for food safety professionals including:
- Featured Announcements & Implementation Activity
- Laws, Rules & Guidance
- Facts Sheets and Presentations
- Frequently Asked Questions
- FDA Actions and Meetings
- FSMA Training