TABLE OF CONTENTS

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Sanitary Transportation
Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls for Human Food
Foreign Supplier Verification 
Accreditation of Third Party Auditors
Intentional Adulteration
Produce Safety
Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls for Animal Food 
Other FSMA Regulations

Other Food Safety
GMO Labeling
Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Menu Labeling
Traceability Resources
Reportable Food Registry

*IFDA’s food safety counsel is Covington & Burling LLP unless otherwise noted.
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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

FDA  FSMA Resource Page
This site includes background information, key facts, and a Q & A section.

Sanitary Transportation
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule
Counsel summary

Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule
Counsel summary

Foreign Supplier Verification
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule
Counsel summary
FDA Draft Guidance - January, 2018

Accreditation of Third Party Auditors
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule
Counsel summary

Intentional Adulteration
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule 
Counsel summary 
FDA Draft Guidance - June, 2018
Counsel Summary of Guidance

Produce Safety
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule
Counsel summary

Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls for Animal Food
FDA Fact Sheet & Final Rule
Counsel summary

Other FSMA
FSMA Whistleblower Final Rule Summary
 

Other Food Issues

GMO Labeling
The Department of Agriculture has issued a proposed rule to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard as mandated by Congress in the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Law of 2016. The standard will provide a uniform way for food manufacturers to disclose whether a food or its ingredients were bioengineered while preventing a patchwork of state or private labels. Counsel Summary


Partially Hydrogenated Oils 
Products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) must not be in commerce as of June 18, 2018. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) June 2015 declaratory order concluded that PHOs are no longer generally recognized as safe. This means that starting on the compliance deadline of June 18, 2018, foodservice distributors may not sell products with PHOs, unless FDA has approved a food additive petition for that particular use.  A food will be deemed adulterated if it contains PHOs. IFDA distributor members who would like more information should contact IFDA Government Relations.

Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration has issued final rules on requirements for calorie information in restaurants and on vending machines. The rules were mandated in the Affordable Care Act and will apply to restaurants and retail food establishments with more than 20 locations and in vending locations when the owner or operator has more than 20 machines.

Menu and Vending Machines Labeling Requirements Overview

Traceability

Resources for Traceability, Recall, and Food Safety