The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) encourages all farmers, food processors, food transportation businesses, importers, and food safety professionals to educate themselves about the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FSMA will affect produce, processed food for people and animals, food transportation, and imported food. The goal of FSMA is to step up prevention of food-borne illnesses, in addition to responding to foodborne illness outbreaks.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released two of the final FSMA rules. These rules relate to manufactured human foods and manufactured animal foods. FDA will release five more final rules later in 2015 and in 2016.
For more information, fact sheets and full copies of the final rules, visit the link below.
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act information