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#1 Heidi_SQF

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

I am answering compliance questionnaires for our business.  Getting more and more questions about our FDA registration status, date of expected FSMA compliance and FSMA food safety plans.  We are SQF certified and I have never, up to this point, been asked to produce evidence of FSMA compliance.  We are in the business of food contact packaging.  Just looking for guidance on whether we can continue to answer N/A to these questions and requests. 

 

No one has questioned us so far, but just trying to stay ahead of the game.  TIA!



#2 ctzinck

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:43 PM

I asked a consultant this same question earlier this year and was told FSMA wouldn't really effect us (food contact packaging) that much. We are not required to register with the FDA. I have been answering N/A to those questions as well.



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#3 Heidi_SQF

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:46 PM

I have been doing the same to those and to the follow-up questions related to those. 

 

i.e. Are GMPs compliant to FSMA Subpart B Current Good Manufacturing Practice?

 

 

I mean, we have a GMP program....just aren't aware of the FSMA requirements or if we are compliant to those standards.



#4 FurFarmandFork

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:57 PM

The only FSMA rule that really affects food contact substance manufacturers is the foreigh supplier verification program for anything you may import. Check out that one, otherwise you're pretty much exempt from everything and your customers are sending you generic form letters they send to all suppliers.


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#5 SQFconsultant

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:13 AM

So easy to do that "N/A" thing - you folks producing packaging need to read this:

 

http://www.qualityas...packaging-fsma/


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