FDA Completes Final FSMA Preventive Control Rules

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted the final preventive control rules for human food and animal feed under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to the Federal Register. Due to the length and complexity of the rules, however, it may be mid-September before the final rules are officially published in the Federal Register.

The FSMA, signed into law in January 2011, granted FDA new regulatory responsibilities and requires it to publish several new rulemakings that significantly affect every aspect of the U.S. food and feed system. The first court-ordered deadlines for these rules that include “current good manufacturing practice (CGMP)” regulations that apply to animal feed and pet food, as well as preventive controls for both human food and animal feed, were due by August 30, 2015.

Your association will be reviewing the rules as soon as possible and will update members on how they may affect the grain, feed, processing and export industry. Your Association has submitted multiple comments to FDA as it developed the rules, and anticipates reflection of member interests in the final documents.

Once the final rules are published in the Federal Register, the FDA will post updates here.