Under FSMA, the FDA is encouraging a more proactive and preventative approach to food safety.Each of the FSMA rules is specific and outlines requirements that must be implemented and enforced by the deadlines given.
Various compliance dates, from earlier this year through 2024, are listed for the Produce Safety rule with regards to covered activities involving covered produce and non-sprout agricultural water requirements. Additional deadlines are listed for the Preventative Controls Animal Food, Foreign Supplier Verification Program, and Intention Adulteration rules for the end of 2019, throughout 2020, and mid-2021 respectively. Please see the specific rule for details and exemptions.
Last, the Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Size final rules have extended compliance dates of January 1, 2020 (manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales) and January 1, 2021 (manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales).
The Tentamus Group, in particular, Tentamus North America, offers various services to assist in compliance with FSMA and the various rules associated with the Act:
- Product full label review for FDA compliance
- Product nutritional analysis and nutrition fact creation and review
- Testing finished product and ingredients for foodborne pathogens and chemical contamination
- Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) support and consultation
- Consulting services (e.g. Food Safety plan creation and review, FSMA rule clarification)
Further information about the FSMA compliance dates can be found here.
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Tentamus Group GmbH was founded in 2011. Tentamus is a global product and safety group with a core presence in Europe, UK, Israel, China, Japan and the USA. Accredited and licensed Tentamus Group tests, audits and consults on all products involving the human body (food & feed, pharmaceuticals & medical, agrochemicals, cosmetics, agriculture & environment and nutraceutical & supplements). Tentamus Group is represented in over 52 locations worldwide. More than 2,500 highly-trained staff members work in over 2.5 million square feet of laboratory and office spaces. For further information please visit www.tentamus.com.
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