It’s been four years since Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the time has finally come for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement its requirements. FDA declared 2015 “the year of FSMA” at the agency’s “FSMA Kickoff Meeting” for food industry stakeholders on April 23, 2015. The first court-ordered deadlines for final rules will be for preventive controls for both human and animal food, which are due by Aug. 30, 2015, and for the final rule for intentional adulteration, which is due by May 31, 2016. Establishment of these deadlines is the first step
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