The Food Safety Modernization Act revolutionized U.S. food safety laws and authorized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure public health by shifting food safety efforts to more preventive and proactive measures. While consumers don’t generally consider dietary supplements food products, federal law classifies them as such, so their production falls under FSMA.
Lawmakers codified FSMA’s changes to food safety under Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (more commonly referred to as 21 CFR), with the following section governing food products:
Additionally, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and Certification of Third Party Auditors Program also govern ingredient producers that supply dietary supplements and food manufacturers. FSVP holds importers responsible for foreign supplier compliance. As a result, importers must assess the hazards associated with every ingredient they import. Finished dietary supplements must have FSVPs in place, and suppliers require oversight to ensure food safety plans are in place and verified.
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