Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Services

FSMA Overview

A regulatory-driven shift from responding to contamination to preventing it

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.  FDA FSMA includes preventive controls for Human Food and Animal Food, contains specific requirements for Foreign Supplier Verification, Importers and identification of FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals PCQI training just to name a few.

Food Safety Modernization Act Summary

What is FSMA - Food Safety Modernization Act Summary – FSMA Overview

FSMA Certification, Foreign Supplier Verification and Training 

FSMA gives the FDA authority for the first time to ensure that imported products meet U.S. standards and are safe for U.S. consumers, and specific requirements are in place for Foreign Supplier Verification.

GFSI Recognized Certification – FSSC 22000 and BRC Food

It is important for organizations impacted under FDA FSMA – as well as their suppliers – to obtain certification to a GFSI-recognized standard such as FSSC 22000 for Food Manufacturing and Packaging, FSSC 22000 for Animal Food, or the BRC Global Standard for Food in order to help further ensure compliance with FSMA requirements.  

HACCP vs HARPC

FSMA introduces requirements beyond HACCP, called Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls or HARPC.  HARPC encompasses far more in the way of food safety assessment and control, than a traditional HACCP plan.

The FSMA final rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food and the FSMA final rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food are now available, and FSMA compliance dates for some businesses began in September 2016.

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual FSMA PCQI Training Course

The FDA has engaged the Illinois Institute of Technology to develop a recognized training course to satisfy the requirements around the PC Qualified Individual, including gaining a full understanding of the regulations around the Preventative Controls for Human Food.  LRQA offers the FDA-recognized FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food FSMA PCQI training course in both public and on-site settings.

LRQA’s FSMA certification, foreign supplier verification and training services

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

FSMA PCQI Training FDA Recognized Course – Public, Onsite & Live Virtual Online Training

2nd Party Audits, Supplier Quality Assurance, Foreign Supplier Facilities, Facility Conformance, Adulteration Risks, Sanitary Transportation…

2nd Party Audits, Supplier Quality Assurance, Foreign Supplier Facilities, Facility Conformance, Adulteration Risks, Sanitary Transportation…

FSSC 22000 Training

FSSC 22000 aligns with Preventive Controls for Human Food (Final Rule) Introductory, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor courses.

BRC Food 7 + BRC FSMA Voluntary Module Certification

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HACCP to HARPC Training

On-Demand Online Course you can take at your own pace!

FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Training

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Training

FSMA PCQI Training FDA Recognized Course – Public, Onsite & Live Virtual Online Training

Global Markets Capacity Building Programme

GFSI-Recognized program to help companies gain certification.

FSMA Intentional Adulteration Training

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Why Choose LRQA

LRQA offers extensive global food supply chain and food safety experience, and we are ready to help your organization and your supply chain with FSMA.

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