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Proposed Rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Five Proposed Rules EstablishFood Safety Framework
Produce Safety Standards - Published Jan. 2013
Preventive Controls for Human Food - Published Jan. 2013
Preventive Controls for Animal Food
Foreign Supplier Verification
Accredited Third Party Certification
These two proposed rules are the first among five rules that would lay the cornerstone of a prevention-based, modern food safety system.
These proposed rules work together to address hazards in the commodities FDA regulates and to address food safety both in domestically produced and imported foods.
Foreign Supplier Verification Program, Preventive Controls for Animal Food and Accredited Third Party Certification should be announced soon.
2Confirm industrys primary role in food safetyRisk-based and flexibleAddress small business issuesExtensive government and stakeholder Input
Key Aspects of ProposalsConfirm industrys primary role on food safetyProposals are based partly on industry-developed practices that many in the industry are already following (e.g. California Leafy Greens)
Risk-based and flexibleNot one size fits allControls are tailored to operationsBurden is commensurate with risk
Address small business issuesExemptions in proposalsAdditional compliance time for smaller operations
Extensive government and stakeholder input soughtLearn from community 500 meetings w industry leaders, farmers, consumers, states and academicsProduce safety consulted w USDA and 14 farm toursGlobal outreach meetings included global regulatory partners on international issues
3FDA Proposed Rules on Produce SafetyConsiders risk posed by practices, commodities
Science- and Risk-basedFocus on identified routes of microbial contamination Excludes certain produce rarely consumed rawExcludes produce to be commercially processed (documentation required)
FlexibleAdditional time for small farms to complyVariancesAlternatives for some provisions
The proposed rule follows three key principles:It considers the risk posed by practices and commodities associated with growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce as well as how produce will be used and consumed after it leaves the farm. It is science- and risk-based Focuses on identified routes of microbial contaminationSets only those standards reasonably necessary to prevent the introduction of known or reasonably foreseeable hazards. Does not apply to certain specified produce rarely consumed raw (e.g.potatoes) Produce destined for processing that includes a kill step would not be covered as long as certain documentation is provided (example-green beans sent for canning) Its somewhat flexibleFeasible and effective across the diversity of crops, hazards, practices and growing conditions.It provides additional time for small operations to comply.A state or foreign country may request a variance from some or all of the provisions of the proposed rule if it can be demonstrated that the variance provides a comparable level of public health protection. Farmers may use alternative means for some provisions to achieve a comparable level of public health protections other than those specified in the proposed rule.
4Domesticated and wild animalsEquipment, tools, buildings and sanitationWorker health and hygieneGrowing, harvesting, packingand holding activitiesBiological soil amendmentsof animal originAgricultural waterSprouts have separaterequirements
Standards for Produce Safety
Focuses on identified routes of microbial contamination
5Farms that grow, harvest, pack or hold most produce in raw or natural state (raw agricultural commodities)Farms and farm portions of mixed-type facilitiesDomestic and imported produceFarms with annual sales