Food facilities rule
The 680-page proposed rule on food facilities requires makers of food to be sold in the U.S., (whether domestic or imported), to develop a formal plan for preventing foodborne illness, according to the FDA release.
The proposed rule would establish requirements for a written food safety plan, hazard analysis, food safety measures to prevent contamination, monitoring, corrective actions, verification and associated records.
The agency said it is proposing that many food manufacturers be compliant by a year after the final rules are published; small and very small businesses would be given additional time.
FDA’s implementation of the proposed regulations will require additional funding, Taylor said.
Hamburg said additional rules on imported food and accreditation standards for third-party food safety audits overseas.