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 three of the major rules to implement FSMA. These rules relate to produce, manufactured human foods, and manufactured animal foods. In addition, FDA recently released final rules for imported food and for third-party verifiers. Two more final rules for transportation and intentional adulteration will be released in 2016.
For more information, fact sheets and full copies of the final rules, visit the links below.