Food Safety Modernization Act Overview
In 2011 President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The focus of this law is to shift the food safety culture in the United States from responding to the contamination of food to preventing it. It requires companies to be proactive in providing a safe food supply. While this is the most sweeping change in food safety law in 70 years, it builds on existing regulations to ensure a broader approach to food safety.
There were 7 rules promulgated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a result of FSMA.