The effective dates for companies to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) begin to phase-in for certain facilities in September 2016. If you are a Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) professional, how do you know if you are “qualified” to be involved in developing and overseeing a food safety plan under FSMA?
When the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules were first released, the word qualified was prolific. It could be found in four (if you count the preventive controls for humans and animals as separate rules) of the seven rules and in each of those rules, it could be found over and over again. “Qualified” was obviously going to be something very important to FSMA.