Lunch & Learn – What is the Impact of FSMA on Rhode Island Food Manufacturers?

  • August 16, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Food Safety Modernization Act, known as FSMA, was signed into law on January 4, 2011 and is now 100% enacted.  Its aim is to ensure that the U.S. food supply chain is safe by shifting the focus of Federal regulators to prevention of food contamination rather than reacting to outbreaks. Food Safety is no longer just inspections and recalls. This Law represents the first major change to food safety laws in over 75 Years.

Rest assured, while FSMA is definitely something that all Rhode Island food manufacturers and suppliers need take seriously and be prepared for, help is available.

Join us for an informative 90 minutes filled with information about FSMA and featuring guest speaker and Food Industry Specialist/ PCQI Bob Salamone. On loan from our sister organization at New Jersey MEP, Bob will provide a great rundown of what you need to know.

Just a taste of FSMA…

  • FDA is now requiring food facilities to evaluate the hazards in their operations, implement and monitor effective measures to prevent contamination.
  • FDA now has ability to hold food companies accountable for preventing contamination
    • Over the last 75 years food companies were only required to have reactive plans in case of food hazards which already occurred
    • Today —Not just recalls and inspections anymore
  • FSMA expands list of companies subject to Food Safety Compliance
    • Traditional Food Manufacturers +
      • Ingredients -Flavorings, Chemicals / Preservatives
      • Packaging- Boxes, Plastics, Wraps, Propellants used in packaging – Subject to Food Safety but not FSMA

Learn so much more at our latest Lunch & Learn.



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