Shifting the focus from responding to foodborne illness to preventing it – FSMA
Firstly, congrats to the FSMA who enacted in response to the dramatic changes over the global food system and in their understanding of food borne illness and its consequences. So, what’s the new plan ?
Do you have an ‘approved food safety plan’? It is made mandatory for the organizations exporting food products to USA to have an approved food safety plan and this needs to be approved by the Preventive control qualified individual (PQCI)
What impressed to bring this act?
More than 48 million people in US are getting sick and they have been hospitalized and more than 3000 people die each year from foodborne diseases.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act(FSMA) has finalized seven major rules to implement FSMA. They recognize and ensure the safety of the food supply and ensure that the FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions to prevent contamination. The best Food Safety Management efforts have been taken care by the team of FSMA and they address the threat to economic well-being of the food system.
“The public meetings on the proposed changes to agricultural water requirements in the produce safety rule”, will be discussed by Feb 14, 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed rule under the FDA food safety modernization act. This aims to provide the leading Food Safety Measures in U.S.
The time the companies need to apply for these activities, where the product testing and environmental monitoring are in the final rules:-
The preventive controls final rules presents that it requires facility verification where the hazards will be controlled and corrective actions to prevent contamination will be taken. The FDA will expect that the facilities that produce foods and have been in the outbreaks of foodborne illness or pathogen contamination, must establish product testing programs more often than the facilities that do not produce such foods. Global quality services in Bangalore will assist you in bringing the Best FSMA certification required by US for any food chain located in other countries and ensures that the facilities are in accordance with the FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act US.
Case study:A company holds many Food Safety Certifications (HACCP, GFSI, SQF, BRC, etc.) and do they need to still take the PCQI training from the FSPCA?
But, there are some differences in the requirements of the CGMP and PC rule compared to the requirements of HACCP rule and Food Safety Programs US. FDA will address the adequacy of the food safety plan instead of an individual’s documented qualifications.
Global quality services (GQS) will address all the formalities in getting the FSMA Certification US and verifies with the FSMA compliance checklist to ensure quality delivery.
The entire framework of the section 418 of FDC act is directed to a facility only. The act provides that the owner, operator or the agent who are in charge of the facility must evaluate the hazards that are associated in the facility. Hence each manufacturing unit must have the access to a food safety professional who is qualified with the training to approve their food safety plan. The training includes – FSPCA preventive control for human foods is being offered by the qualified instructors from DNV.
The Food Safety Modernization Act and the FSMA Food Safety Management is emphasized on the company who are intended to export to USA. And this must be prepared by an approved preventive control qualified individual – PCQI who are able to prepare and bring the best Food Safety plans to manage the preventive controls. GQS brings some requirements for FSMA which must be implemented in compliance to allow the facility to be prepared for FDA inspection – demonstrating the Food Safety Compliance!
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