Build on FMSA??
How can you build onto something that hasn't even been officially issued yet?
IRI, actually the law has been in force since 2011, but the supporting regulations are not in place. Because the FDA was dragging its heels on the regs, they were sued by the Center for Food Safety. The courts are overseeing the agreement between the parties. So there was a "consent decree", an agreement that certain regs would be in place by certain times. I think that some were already promulgated, but the Human Food Safety and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs were delayed. The consent decree requires the Human Food to go into effect by 8/31/15 and the FSVP by 10/31/15. The courts oversee these deadlines, and the FDA is frantically trying to get the regs done and also keep the industry from staging an all out rebellion because they don't want to change rapidly.
So the basics of FSMA are in a law, like giving the FDA the power of mandatory recalls and requiring a hazard based food safety plan, but it appears that some of the requirements in the new bill are more strict than what is in FSMA.
This is going to be interesting, if this passes before the FSMA regs are finished. The confusion will persist for a little time about who's in charge. And this will be a new day for an industry that is used to dealing with an agency that basically let them make safe food voluntarily. If the new powers stick, then it will be a change for all of us. Maybe. With the Feds, you never know.
But it will be fun to watch, from a regulatory standpoint.
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