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Updated FSMA Timeline

Lieberman PLLC has released an updated comprehensive timeline of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actions to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) dated May 18, 2016.  The timeline is available for download here.  The timeline contains both past actions of FDA and future actions required of the Agency by FSMA.  All of the major [...]

FDA Outlines FSMA Training Strategy

On October 6, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a document entitled “FDA’s Strategy for FSMA Training-Who Will Provide Training for the Food Industry? Public and Private Partners Working Together” which summarizes the major components of FDA’s training strategy pertaining to implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Please see this [...]

The Role of Foreign Government Employees in FSMA

Foreign government employees can play a number of roles under the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) to conduct audits or inspections that exporters of food to the U.S. can provide to their U.S. importers to allow the importers to satisfy Foreign Supplier Verification Program (“FSVP”) food safety on-site audit requirements.  FDA issued a proposed FSVP [...]

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