FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Bill Number: HR-2751
Enacted - Signed by the President
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An act to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply
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This bill usually is referred to as the (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act, or by its acronym - FSMA.
What the Food Safety Modernization Act does
This bill allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to focus on the prevention of illnesses caused by the food industry, rather than merely to penalize companies after the fact.
It requires large food processing facilities to document their methods for ensuring the safety of the food they process, and allows the FDA to inspect those records. It allows the federal government to issue a recall of suspected food. The bill also increases places more safety requirements on imported food.
Smaller food processing companies and those that sell directly to consumers, such as farmers markets, are exempt from this oversight.
You can find more details about the Food Safety Modernization Act at GovTrack.us.