American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Gets FDA Accreditation as Part of the FSMA Program

In an Email, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recognition of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of Washington, D.C. as the second accreditation body under FSMA Accreditation Third-Party Certification for five years. ANSI and other accredited bodies can serve as third-party auditors and can conduct food safety audits and issue certifications of foreign food facilities. ANSI has the authority to accredit certification bodies with the ability to conduct food safety audits as they relate to the following regulations: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (Preventive Controls for Human Food rule), Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (Produce Safety Rule), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems (Juice HACCP), and Fish and Fishery Products (Seafood HACCP).
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