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Getting Ready for the Next Compliance Dates for FSMA’s Animal Foods Rule

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August 10, 2017

The second major compliance dates will soon arrive for the preventive controls for animal food rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On September 18, 2017, larger animal food facilities must comply with preventive controls requirements mandated by FSMA. These facilities had to meet Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements by September 2016.

Also on this date, small animal food facilities – those with fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees – will be required to meet the CGMPs; they have an additional year to meet the preventive controls requirements.

Jenny Murphy, a consumer safety officer at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, explains what animal food producers can anticipate in this next phase in the implementation of the rule entitled Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.

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