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What Is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?

Understand how the Food Safety Modernization Act fits into the supply chain

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a set of rules that documents specific actions that must be taken at each point of the food supply chain, including during truck transportation and warehouse storage, to prevent contamination and to allow for easy tracking of products. The FSMA was signed into law in early 2011 and was considered the most extensive reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. The law gave new authorities to the FDA to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested, processed and transported.