What's the Impact of FSMA on Rhode Island Food Manufacturers?

Posted by Polaris

The Food Safety Modernization Act known as FSMA was signed into law on January 4, 2011 and is now 100% enacted.

Its aim is to ensure that the U.S. food supply chain is safe by shifting the focus of Federal regulators to prevention of food contamination rather than reacting to outbreaks. Food Safety is no longer just inspections and recalls. This Law represents the first major change to food safety laws in over 75 Years.

Join us for an informative 90 minutes filled with critical information about the impending Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) looming over ALL Rhode Island food manufacturers and their suppliers. If FSMA does not have you concerned, take another look because food and food related manufacturers risk fines and business closure as a result of non-compliance.

Guest speaker and Food Industry Specialist/ PCQI Bob Salamone from our friends a New Jersey MEP will provide a great rundown of what you need to know.

Just a taste of FSMA…

- FDA is now requiring food facilities to evaluate the hazards in their operations, implement and monitor effective measures to prevent contamination.

- FDA’s now has ability to hold food companies accountable for preventing contamination

- Over the last 75 years food companies were only required to have reactive plans in case of food hazards which already occurred.

- Today —Not just recalls and inspections anymore!

FMSA Impact & Disruption

- Is game changing for its designation of which companies were considered Food Companies (are you? you better know for sure)

- Expands list of companies subject to Food Safety Compliance

- Traditional Food Manufacturers +

- Ingredients -Flavorings, Chemicals / Preservatives

- Packaging- Boxes, Plastics, Wraps, Propellants used in packaging – Subject to Food Safety but not FSMA

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