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A Summary of the Proposed Rules for FSMA Section 103

The long awaited proposed rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food, Section 103 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) legislation, were released in January 2013, exactly two years after being signed into law by President Obama.

The proposed rule as currently written was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2013 and then entered into a 120-day public comment period. Following the comment period, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed all of the comments received. After the review was completed, the final rule was published and put into effect.

The purpose of this white paper is to condense the 680-page FDA document and subsequent updates into a user-friendly version to assist facilities in preparing for the implementation of this proposed rule. Although some more changes may occur to the proposed rule, facilities that begin work now will be better prepared for final adoption of the final rule.