Original Believe of the Impact of FSMAOn January 4, of 2011 The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed by President Obama. FSMA is believed to be the most far-reaching reform in food safety. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., posted a blog on the meaning of the new law. The profound changes mentioned Included:
- Preventing illnesses, rather than reacting to them. Food producers and processors are bearing the primary responsibility to illnesses prevention.
- The law gives the FDA new legal power making sure companies are meeting their duty to prevent illnesses rather removing the food from the market after the fact.
- Creating a risk-based system of food safety.
- Assuring that importers of food use the same food safety rules as domestic manufacturers.