Monday, January 7, 2013

FDA Proposed Rules for Food Safety Plans and Produce Food Safety

On Friday, Januray 4, 2013, the FDA rolled out two proposed rules.
1) Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food 
  • 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
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

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