California Department of Food
& Agriculture Hosts Listening
Session on the food safety modernization act (FSMA)
November 6, 2014, Hyatt Regency, Sacramento
Sponsored by: California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), California Citrus Mutual (CCM), California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA), California Grain and Feed Association (CGFA), and Western Growers Association (WGA)
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in over 70 years. Signed January 4, 2011 by President Obama, FSMA aims to create an integrated food safety system and improve the quality of food products to the public by reducing foodborne illness.
On September 29, 2014, FDA issued three updated proposed FSMA rules for comment:
- The proposed rule to establish standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption (the produce safety proposed rule); and
- The current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food (the preventive controls proposed rule).
- The current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for animal food (the preventive controls proposed rule).