Key implications of FSMA for food packaging suppliers
September 2012Food Safety Playbook
On January 4, 2011, President Barak Obama signed into law historic food safety legislation - the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The law has two major themes: prevention and accountability. Prevention means that food companies need to have controls in place during manufacturing to assure the safety of their products and to prevent problems (not just react to them after-the-fact). Accountability means that food companies are accountable to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help ensure that their suppliers are making safe ingredients.
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