FSMA Compliance with TraceGains
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. Its aim is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
Of particular note is the HARPC—Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls—provision of FSMA, a variant of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
HARPC requires that companies evaluate products and their processing for (a) biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards; (b) natural toxins, pesticides, drug residues, decomposition, parasites, allergens, and unapproved food and color additives; (c) naturally occurring or unintentionally introduced hazards; and (d) intentionally introduced hazards, including acts of terrorism.
This coupled with foreign supplier verification programs (FSVP; section 301 of the Act) for importers of food for humans and animals, puts tremendous pressure and strain on companies to document and verify each process and ingredient involved in the production of finished goods.
Additionally, for FSVPs, FDA has for the first time expressed a preference for electronic documentation over physical filing.
Check out a few additional FSMA resources we have available.
How Does TraceGains Help Prepare You for FSMA?
The TraceGains product suite, in individual pieces or as a whole, can help you automate, manage, and alert to any requirement you specify that you want to meet, so that you can easily comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Specifically, TraceGains Supplier Management and Supplier Compliance products help address upstream documentation requirements, and internal compliance can be monitored and enforced through the Quality Management , including HACCP/HARPC requirements.
How are you planning on maintaining compliance with FSMA?
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