Food Safety Modernization Act
FSMA the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is the most exhaustive reform of food safety laws in the US in more than 70 years. The Act was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It primary aim is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
FSMA focuses more on preventing food safety issues rather than relying on reacting to problems after they occur. The law also provides FDA with new enforcement authorities designed to achieve higher rates of compliance with prevention- and risk-based food safety standards and to better respond to and contain problems when they do occur. The law also gives FDA important new tools to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods and directs FDA to build an integrated national food safety system in partnership with state and local authorities.
How to get the Additional Module
To arrange adding this Additional Module to your audit, or if you have any questions and would like to discuss the Additional Module in more detail please contact us.
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FSMA, through BRC Certification
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most exhaustive reform of food safety laws in the US in more than 70 years. The Act was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It primary aim is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
To assist all BRC Food certificated sites BRC Global Standards commissioned The Acheson Group (TAG) to assess the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 against the final rule for Preventative Controls for Human Food. The results of the analysis show that certification to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 is almost in complete alignment with the expectations in FSMA.
To request your copy of the FSMA BRC/TAG full report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FSMA Key Dates
The deadline to comply is fast approaching, are you ready? Is your supply chain ready?
The FSMA BRC Connection for BRC Certificated Sites
The webinar will define the comparison between the Global Standard for Food 7, FSMA Preventative Controls, and how the addendum for certificated sites will work, including audit timelines, protocol and site guidance in satisfying the FSMA PC requirements. This will allow BRC certificated sites to get an advanced start in understanding and utilizing the BRC FSMA protocol.
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If you require further information or you have any questions on the Preventive Controls Rule requirements for facilities certificated to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety please contact us.
BRC FSMA TRaining
The FDA has engaged the Illinois Institute of Technology to develop a recognized training course to satisfy the requirements around the PC Qualified Individual, including gaining a full understanding of the regulations around the Preventative Controls for Human Food.
The FSPCA course being offered through BRC is the only FDA recognized training aimed at satisfying the Qualified Individual training requirement. Gaining thorough understanding of The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventative Controls for Human Food rules can be a time consuming and confusing task and to help you fully understand the new rules, BRC Global Standards are running a number of FDA recognized FSPCA courses that cover the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.
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This course meets the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training requirements. It is taught by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course. On completion of the course participants will receive their official FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Person certificate issued by AFDO.
This course covers the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule that is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It also meets the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training requirements. For further information on the course content please download the flyer above.
Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls (HARPC)
The BRC HARPC course will cover the similarities and differences between requirements of the BRC Food Standard and FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule. BRC HARPC is not a substitute for FDA’s Preventive Controls course. HARPC encompasses far more in the way of food safety assessment and control, than a traditional HACCP plan.