FDA has a lot of work to do over the next 12 to 18 months. While the rulemaking process has begun, many questions remain as to if FDA will be able to complete all the necessary work in the time frames provided and how FDA will be able to implement many of the FSMA provisions without increased funds. FDA is conducting workshops on the FSMA provisions, and is actively seeking industry participation. Whether by attending a workshop or by submitting comments on proposed rules, it is important that the feed and grain industry participate in the process to ensure its voice is heard.
More information on the RFR and the complete listing of reporting requirements, as well as further information on the FSMA, can be found on FDA’s webpage. If you have any questions about FSMA, the RFR or other food safety concerns, contact your legal counsel for advice on how you should proceed.