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 federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed rules to implement FSMA and provided many opportunities for public comment. ODA and many partner stakeholders have submitted comments to FDA on the proposed rules.
The most recent public comment period closed December 15, 2014. FDA is required to release all final FSMA rules by June 30, 2015.
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act information