The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was created as a way to help protect our food supply and prevent foodborne illness. Responsibility for implementing FSMA lies with businesses across the food industry.
The Kellerman Consulting team has gained experience implementing FSMA with many types of food industry businesses & we get our FSMA programs approved by inspectors nationwide.
We have taken the major rules for implementing FSMA issued by the FDA, and have distilled the FSMA expectations down into a one-page free FSMA checklist which can be downloaded & used to help ensure that you are on the right track with implementing FSMA correctly in your operation.
Below you can download your free FSMA checklist and learn key highlights for FSMA implementation.
How-to Implement FSMA in a Food Business
Kellerman Consulting’s free Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) one-page checklist will cover how to implement the FSMA FDA rules 21 CFR 117 Subpart B and 21 CFR 117 Subpart C and G in your food packaging, food manufacturing, or food processing operation. For a full overview of FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, including an explanation of who each rule applies to, visit the FDA website.
21 CFR 117 Subpart B
21 CFR 117 Subpart B outlines Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) including considerations for: Hygiene, Sanitation, Maintenance & the way to run a factory so a sanitary operation is maintained . This section of the FDA food code requires much less documentation on your part. We’ll get to documentation in 21 CFR 117 Subpart C and G in a moment.
21 CFR 117 Subpart C
21 CFR 117 Subpart C focuses on Hazard Analysis & Risk-Based Preventive Controls. It’s essential to evaluate Hazards and Assess risk in your food business as they pertain to the products produced and the services provided.
You Must Have the Five Preventive Controls:
- Food Safety Plan (Process controls)
- Food allergen controls
- Sanitation controls
- Supply-chain controls
- Recall plan
You will be required to document risk, document Corrective actions and preventive actions, Validate and Verify your food safety plan and food safety program. 21 CFR 117 Subpart C has a strong focus on monitoring safety and implementation records for your food industry business. Kellerman Consulting’s free FSMA checklist will help you understand what documentation & evidence of implementation you will need to have in place to comply with 21 CFR 117 Subpart C.
21 CFR 117 Subpart G
21 CFR 117 Subpart G is the section of the FDA food code that explains the requirements for supplier approval and protecting the supply chain. You have the responsibility to use approved suppliers and to review certain food safety related documentation and certificates from the supplier to identify whether or not those ingredients and materials are a potential source of hazard introduction into your facility.
If you have additional questions after you download and utilize Kellerman Consulting’s free Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) one-page checklist please contact us for a free 30 minute FSMA consultation.