- Preventive Controls – applies to facility that manufacture, process, pack or hold food that fall under FDA jurisdiction. This rule requires that facilities have food safety plans in place for the preventive control of potential hazards, both within the process (HACCP) and those associated with the prerequisite programs. The document is 680 pages.
2) Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption
- Proposed Standards for Produce Safety – covers those fruits and vegetables that are likely to be consumed raw (spinach not potatoes). This document is 547 pages.
Being proposed rules, there is a comment period before a final rule is issued. Then there will be a period of time from when the final rule is published until it is enacted