top of page

FSMA Key Requirements: Food Safety Plans and Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals

In case you were not already overwhelmed with the acronyms used in the food industry and associated regulations, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (21 CFR 117)1 sparked a whole new set of alphabet soup, including FSMA, FSS, FSP, PCQI, PC, PRP, TAN and many more. Learning the acronyms, some of which are defined herein, will likely be fairly easy in comparison to understanding the regulations. The compliance dates for 21 CFR 117 have ar