Who will the FDA recognize to conduct food safety audits?

Posted by Bradley A. McKinney, FaegreBD Consulting August 08, 2013

Tagged in Regulatory Washington Insights

On July 26, 2013, FDA released a  proposed rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). "Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications" (TPA), implementing sections 307 of FSMA.

The TPA rule would establish a program to recognize certification bodies that would provide accreditation to third-party auditors to conduct food safety audits and issue certifications of foreign food facilities.

The proposed rule also outlines the requirements of accredited third-party auditors.

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