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Title: FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA)


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FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA)
  • AN OVERVIEW
  • Beverley Miller
  • Date 25 October 2011

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THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
  • The Food Safety Modernization Act, an amendment
    of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FDC)
    Act, was signed into law on January 4, 2011 by
    President Obama.
  • The Act provides a legislative mandate to require
    science-based preventive controls across the food
    supply chain rather than a reactive approach to
    food safety problems.

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WHY the FSMA?
  • Foodborne illness a big problem in the U.S.A.
  • Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control
    Prevention
  • About 48 million (1 in 6) Americans get sick
    128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year
  • Foodborne diseases a largely preventable public
    health burden

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FEATURES OF FSMATitles 1-3
  • 1. Improving capacity to prevent food safety
    problems
  • 2. Improving capacity to detect and respond to
    food safety problems
  • 3. Improving the safety of imported food.

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1. Improving capacity to prevent food safety
problems
  • Registration
  • Biennial registration renewal as of October 1,
    2012
  • Suspension of registration
  • Hazard analysis and risk-based preventive control
  • Authority to collect fees for re-inspection
    mandatory recalls voluntary qualified importer
    programme (VQIP)
  • Unique Identification Number for each registered
    facility (study underway).

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2. Improving capacity to detect and respond to
food safety problems
  • Identification and inspection of facilities
    increased frequency of inspection. (In year 1- at
    least 600 foreign facilities to be inspected)
  • Identification and inspection at ports of entry

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2. Improving capacity to detect and respond to
food safety problems(contd)
  • Laboratory Accreditation for Analysis of Foods
    (Foreign labs which satisfy accreditation
    standards shall be accredited)
  • Enhanced tracking/tracing of foods(starting with
    pilot projects) recordkeeping
  • Foodborne illness surveillance system
  • Mandatory recall authority.

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FSMA Lab. Accreditation
  • Section 202 of the Act, directs the FDA to-
    Establish a programme for the testing of foods by
    accredited laboratories by January 2013
  • Establish a publicly available registry of
    accreditation bodies recognized by the Secretary
    and of laboratories accredited by a recognized
    accreditation body by January 2013
  • Require that any changes that would affect the
    recognition/accreditation be reported to the
    Secretary.

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3. Improving the safety of Imported food
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programme (FSVP)
  • Voluntary Qualified Importer Programme (VQIP)

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programme
  • Monitoring records for shipments
  • Lot-by-lot certification of compliance
  • Annual on-site inspections
  • Checking hazard analysis and risk-based
    preventive control plan of foreign supplier

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Foreign Supplier Verification Programme (Contd)
  • Periodic testing and sampling shipments
  • Exemption Seafood Juice LACF Facilities
    (microb. hazards only) in compliance with HACCP
  • Guidance /Regulations due January 2012

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Voluntary Qualified Importer Programme
  • Prior notice of imported food shipments
  • Inspection of foreign food facilities
  • Accreditation of third-party auditors (FDA can
    accept 3rd partys verification that facilities
    comply with US requirements)

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Voluntary Qualified Importer Programme contd
  • Authority to require import certification for
    high-risk foods
  • FDA to establish Foreign Offices to provide
    assistance on food safety measures.
  • Programme to begin no later than 18 months
    after enactment of FSMA (by July 2012)

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Major Elements of FSMA
  • 1. Preventive Controls FDA now has legislative
    mandate to require comprehensive prevention-based
    controls across the food supply.
  • 2.Inspection and Compliance The legislation
    recognizes the importance of inspection as a
    means of holding industry accountable for its
    responsibility to produce safe food. The law
    specifies how often FDA should inspect food
    producers

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Major Elements of FSMA contd
  • Imported Food Safety New tools to ensure that
    imported foods meet US standards e.g. importer
    verification of adequacy of suppliers preventive
    control FDAs ability to accredit qualified
    third party auditors to certify foreign
    facilities based on US food safety standards.

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Major Elements of FSMA contd
  • Response FDA has mandatory recall authority for
    all food products.
  • Enhanced Partnerships The legislation recognizes
    the importance of strengthening existing
    collaboration among all food safety agencies
    including foreign agencies.

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SUMMARY
  • Biennial registration renewal During period Oct.
    1 Dec. 31 of even numbered year.
  • Suspension of registration by FDA No imports
    until informal hearing is held.
  • Re-inspection No charge for initial inspection.
    FY 2011, re-inspection costs US325.00/hour
  • Failure to comply with Recall orders Fees to be
    determined.

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SUMMARY
  • Proposed inspections during FY 2012 (Oct.1,
    2011-Sept. 30, 2011 will measure industrys
    compliance with current requirements NOT future
    FSMA regulations.

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NATIONAL TASK FORCE
  • Role To drive the process of ensuring Jamaicas
    preparedness to satisfy USFDA requirements as
    elaborated in the Food safety Modernization Act.
  • Membership Multi-sector multi-stakeholder
    based.
  • Operations/Meetings Meets fortnightly

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NATIONAL TASK FORCE contd
  • Responsibilities
  • To provide guidance to Secretariat (established
    at BSJ) in coordinating activities of regulatory
    agencies and other stakeholders in preparing for
    USFDA inspections
  • To determine the extent of Jamaicas readiness
    to satisfy the requirements of the USFDA FSMA.

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NATIONAL TASK FORCE contd
  • To identify needs of Jamaicas regulatory
    machinery in order to fulfill its role and
    strengthen collaboration with US food safety
    agencies
  • To assist in the sourcing of funds to enable both
    public and private sectors to upgrade to the
    required level

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NATIONAL TASK FORCE contd
  • To keep stakeholders abreast of developments
    under the FSMA.
  • To encourage, through the establishment of a
    corporate mentoring programme, big successful
    companies to mentor smaller companies in need of
    development.

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JAMAICAS PROGRESS
  • Pre-assessment visits being conducted by
    regulatory officials to determine the status of
    each facility (Priority to FDA list).
  • List of Food Safety Consultants prepared and
    available to stakeholders
  • Auditors have been identified and being prepared
    to start conducting gap audits.

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JAMAICAS PROGRESS contd
  • BSJ collaborating with Department of Chemistry
    (UWI) re the conduct of a Better Process Control
    School (BPCS) scheduled for January 9 -13, 2012.
  • FDA s training of Processed food inspectors in
    HACCP scheduled for January 30, 2012 and joint
    inspections (FDA/BSJ) of Ackee firms to start on
    January 31, 2012.

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JAMAICAS PROGRESS contd
  • Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation
    (JANAAC) is currently accrediting a set of labs.
    to collectively cover the range of tests by
    January 2013.

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CLOSING APPEAL
  • We all commit to the common goal of ensuring
    Jamaicas agri/agro-processed exports into the
    USA by complying with the requirements of the
    USFDA FSMA.

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Some Sources of Information
  • The FDA website _at_ http//www.fda.gov.FSMA
  • The FSM Secretariat at 619-1131
  • BSJ Website _at_ www.bsj.org.jm
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