The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduces additional requirements for businesses that handle food products. Intended to minimize foodborne illnesses, the new rules focus mostly on recordkeeping and business planning.

Businesses involved with transporting or storing perishable foodstuffs will be required to review their processes (unless they come under specific exemptions such as the Tester-Hagan Amendment, which allows small farms to be excluded from some of the requirements). Businesses impacted by the legislation include food wholesalers, food service distributors, refrigerated carriers, grocery chains and home delivery services.

This infographic chart summarizes the key areas affected by the latest updates to the FSMA, and how you can use technology to meet the new challenges.


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When does the new FSMA take effect?

The final rule came into effect on March 31, 2016 and businesses have one year to comply.

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If you’re affected by the new legislation and need help updating your business to be compliant with the new legislation then talk to one of our sales consultants who can discuss your options.

Where can I read the full FSMA legislation?

You can download the full FSMA text as a PDF from the FDA website.