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FSMA Compliance for Food and Beverage Transportation Specialists

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 9, 2016 2:48:11 PM

Overhaul of nation’s food safety practices impacts virtually every link in food supply chain

New regulations approved under the largest overhaul of the nation’s food safety practices in decades are now being instituted. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives comprehensive new regulatory and enforcement powers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and applies to food manufacturing facilities, food labeling, inspection of imports, shipping and virtually every link in the food supply chain, including shippers and food and beverage transportation specialists.

The law, which was approved with bipartisan support by Congress in 2010, aims at enlisting a preventative approach to food control to address biotechnology and nutrition labels and protect consumers from unsafe imported food and foodborne illness.

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