FSMA Resource Center

Everything you need to know (and do) about FSMA compliance.


What is FSMA?


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major US regulatory change concerning food safety since 1938. With a paradigm shift to prevention rather than response, FSMA gives the FDA broad new inspection and recall powers to prevent the distribution of contaminated food in the US. 


Why is FSMA important to you?


To improve public safety and reduce foodborne illnesses, FSMA requires the implementation of prevention-based controls across the food supply. Companies that supply or import food into the US are required to be FSMA compliant, including:

·       Processors ·       Suppliers & third parties
·       Manufacturers ·       Distributors
·       Packers ·       Storage facilities


Learn more by reading our complimentary paper,  Food Fraud: What you don't know can hurt you and your organization.

FDA enforcement.

For the most authoritative information about compliance dates, we recommend that you consult the Federal Register.


Access our FSMA FAQ guide.



Learn. Prepare. Comply.  

Preparing your organization for FSMA compliance begins with learning. Here are the recommended steps to learn about the rules, prepare your organization and achieve compliance.

  • Learn about the FSMA rules, which rules apply to your organization, and whether your organization is exempt from any rules.
  • Obtain buy-in from senior management to assure your organization is aware of the consequences of noncompliance. Many of the new rules require buy-in from senior management as part of FSMA-compliant food safety plans, including food defense plans.
  • Identify areas of noncompliance and develop a plan to implement the changes.
  • Attend training to upskill your team.
  • If you're not already certified, consider becoming certified to a GFSI-recognized standard. While GFSI certification does not assure FSMA compliance, it does ensure organizations are well prepared to achieve compliance, among many other benefits.
  • Update your food safety plan to ensure FSMA compliance, including a HARPC Plan, Recall Plan and Food Defense Plan.

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Learn more about the benefits of a risk based supply chain program from our complimentary paper.

Public training (various locations)

A fresh environment provides an excellent atmosphere for professional development and networking in a live classroom setting. Attend public training to engage with your peers. Help your team successfully adopt a preventive approach to food safety with these specialist courses:

  • FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food (HARPC)
  • Food Defense Plan Development and Implementation Training
  • Food Safety Internal Auditor
  • HACCP for Food Processors

eLearning (at your own pace)

When your schedule can not afford time out-of-office fulfill your training requirements from the comfort of your computer whenever convenient.

  • Food Safety Internal Auditor
  • Allergen Management
  • Pest Control Management
  • Introduction to HACCP
  • HACCP Verification and Validation

For a complete schedule of food safety courses visit our training solutions page, below. 

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FSMA Readiness and Food Safety Training

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Learn more about preparing for FSMA's Preventive Rule for Human Food (HARPC) and read our complimentary paper, FSMA HARPCs: Understanding the key components. 



Achieve certification and help prepare your organization for FSMA compliance. Our industry-leading food safety auditing services across the supply chain can help.  

  • GFSI food safety certifications - Including BRC, SQF and FSSC
  • Second-party audits - Supply chain management solutions to help you manage third-party risks.


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Additional FSMA resources for busy professionals.




On-demand Webinars:

Preparing for FSMA
Food Defense - Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration
FSMA's New Rule: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
Traceability, Recall Plans and HARPC: Preparation & Best PracticesFood Allergen Requirements - how do they relate to FSMA
How to prepare for the FDA's Preventive Controls for Human Food (HARPC)
FSMA's Three New Rules
FSMA's HARPC: What does it mean to my company?


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