The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed two new rules to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, P.L. 111-353.
Under the first proposed rule, makers of food to be sold in the United States, whether produced at a foreign- or domestic-based facility, would be required to develop formal plans to prevent their food products from causing foodborne illness and to correct any problems that arise. The second proposed rule is intended to establish enforceable safety standards for the production and harvesting of produce on farms.
Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, welcomed the release of the proposals. The PMA plans to review and comment on the rules and others yet to be published.
Other regulations are in development, the FDA said, including additional requirements for food importers.