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The New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

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Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Rules 

On January 4, 2013, FDA issued two major proposed FSMA rules regarding preventive controls in human food and produce safety. See the following resources for additional information


FDA will convene 3 public meetings concerning the two proposed rules in Washington DC, Chicago IL, and Portland OR to solicit comments on the proposed rules, respond to questions, and inform the public about the rulemaking process. View the FSMA Meeting page for more information.

FSMA Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls for Food Facilities


FSMA Proposed Rule for Produce Safety Standards



FSMA Speeches & Blogs

Basing Food Safety Standards on Science and Prevention Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration

Two of my highest priorities as FDA commissioner have been strengthening the scientific foundation of FDA’s regulatory decisions and ensuring the safety of an increasingly complex and global food supply.

That’s why I take such pride in FDA’s proposal of two rules that set science-based standards for the prevention of foodborne illnesses. One will govern facilities that produce food, and the other concerns the safety of produce.

Read more of this blog post by Margaret Hamburg, M.D.,
Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration


Additional Resources 


Consumer Corner 

FDA Strengthening Our Food Safety Foundation 

FDA Strengthening Our Food Safety Foundation - (JPG) 

Recently Posted Consumer Updates 

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