Control Union Certifications can assist your business in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. It enables FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur. The law also provides FDA with new enforcement authorities designed to achieve higher rates of compliance with prevention- and risk-based food safety standards and to better respond to and contain problems when they do occur. The law also gives FDA important new tools to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods and directs FDA to build an integrated national food safety system in partnership with state and local authorities.
As a result, Control Union is now providing global food businesses outside the US as well as importers in the US with a simple and efficient platform to manage their mandatory FSMA requirements. As a result, these suppliers can maintain their on-going compliance to meet the US Food & Drug Administration law and reduce the risk of compliance issues.
FMSA applies to both domestic US Food companies, food businesses outside the US and territories that manufacture, process, pack or hold human and animal food destined for the US market.
This custom platform will also enable all customers in the US to manage their supplier verification requirements. The on-line tool will provide a mechanism to demonstrate compliance to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) from both the US importers and non US supplier. In one action all customers are able to retrieve supplier compliance data.