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I’m a FSVP Importer: How Do I Know When I Need To Comply?

That is one of the most common – and difficult – questions to answer when OFW Law teaches a Food Safety Modernization Act Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSMA FSVP) course.  Determining the compliance dates is typically more chal… Read More
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The Relatively Unknown FSMA Rule – Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Rule

FSMA – The D.C. acronym for the Food Safety Modernization Act.  When I am working with clients or speaking with industry, everyone is familiar with FSMA.  But they think of FSMA as the Preventive Controls or Produce Safety Rules.  Some are also… Read More
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Draft FSMA Guidance for Industry: Describing a Hazard that Needs Control because Permissibly Not Controlled Upstream

FDA has made available for comment a draft guidance for industry that sets forth its current thinking about compliance with provisions of four FSMA final rules that require an entity (e.g., supplier) to include a disclosure statement, in documents ac… Read More
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FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates

FDA has published seven foundational rules to implement FSMA, and compliance dates are quickly approaching: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Earliest compliance date: Septemb… Read More
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FSMA Final Rules on Produce Safety, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs, and Third Party Certification Released by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released three more major final rules implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The final rules are: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consump… Read More
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Five Unresolved Questions the Food Industry Should Be Looking for Answers to in FDA's Final FSMA Regulations

It’s August, which in Washington means Congress recesses, the President and much of the bureaucracy go on vacation and the wheels of government move more slowly than usual. However, that slower pace is going to be short-lived for the food industry.… Read More
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FDA Announces National Kick-Off Meeting on FSMA Implementation

FDA will hold a “National Kick-Off Meeting on Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)” on April 23-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The agency has sent out a save-the-date notice to subscribers to its FSMA webpage, but the notice… Read More
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FDA To Hold Public Meeting on FSMA Supplemental Proposed Rules

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting to be held on November 13, 2014 to discuss its four supplemental proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On September 29, FDA published supplemental proposed… Read More
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FDA Updates 4 Proposed Rules Implementing FSMA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today made available proposed revisions to four (of seven) proposed rules implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The proposed revisions address: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Haz… Read More
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Deadlines for FSMA Final Rules Pushed Back

The court-ordered deadlines by which FDA is required to issue final rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have been pushed back pursuant to a consent decree between FDA and two consumer groups. The two consumer groups, the Center for F… Read More
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