Article | November 14, 2014

FSMA Fridays: Furthering The Discussion Of 2nd Review Cycles Of Key FSMA Rules (Part Two Of Three)

Source: Safety Chain Software
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Last month, Safety Chain’s VP of Marketing and Communications, Jill Bender, discussed the second review cycles of several of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s key rules with the Acheson Group’s Dr. David Acheson and Jennifer McEntire. This month, Melanie Neumann, the Acheson Group’s CFO and VP, joins Bender and Acheson with further insights into the foreign supplier verification rule of FSMA.

On the last Friday of every month, SafetyChain, a leading provider of food safety and quality assurance automation and compliance solutions, hosts FSMA Fridays™, the leading online forum for the food and beverage community to learn the latest information about the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Featuring Dr. David Acheson, the popular monthly interactive pod/webcast is sponsored by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group.

In the first portion of Furthering The Discussion Of 2nd Review Cycles Of Key FSMA Rules, Safety Chain’s Jill Bender discussed FSMA’s FSVP and some aspects of GFSI with the Acheson Group’s Dr. David Acheson and Melanie Neumann. Here, in the second portion of the series, the panel continues that discussion.

Jill: Melanie I’m going to throw this to you. I think it’s more of a reference to compliance and what we just talked about. Will this rule put some of these importers out of business? What are your thoughts?

Melanie: I think certainly that’s not the intention of the rule, Jill. It is certainly not the intention of the FDA, but I think that in practical terms some of these importers just won’t want to tackle some of these additional responsibilities and proceed in actual liabilities, as we’ve just been discussing.

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