In part two of FSMA Fridays: Third-Party Auditing, SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender was joined by The Acheson Group’s (TAG) founder and CEO Dr. David Acheson to discuss FSMA's third-party auditing rule, including the latest updates from the FDA and what companies should be doing based on the rule. Here, in part three, the duo continues their conversation.
Jill: QVIP sounds almost like a conduit to really launching the certificate program. Does it provide a bit of foundation for that?
David: Right, yeah. That will be a consequence and that will be a game changer in many ways. I think that's going to cause a lot of angst and potential turmoil in people's supply chains when the day comes that FDA does that.
Jill: I will not press you for speculation on timing other than it's out there and fast approaching, unless you want to comment further on that.
David: Well you know me, Jill; I always have to speculate. Just don't hold me accountable on it.
To my comment, I think this is going to be a challenge. It's going to be technically difficult to execute on, it's going to require a lot from customs border protection, it's going to require some big shifts. I think the political environment right now it doesn't have the appetite to drive this one hard, so I'm not seeing this happening in the next three and half years.