The Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance to industry on how companies can comply with regulations to protect food from intentional adulteration.
The 94-page guidance, called “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration: Guidance for Industry” is open for comment for six months, or until about mid-December.
The FDA said the draft guidance includes these chapters:
- The Food Defense Plan;
- Vulnerability Assessment to Identify Significant Vulnerabilities and Actionable Process Steps;
- Mitigation Strategies for Actionable Process Steps;
- Mitigation Strategies Management Components: Food Defense Monitoring; and
- Food Defense Plan Worksheets.
The FDA said it will make available for public comment additional and expanded chapters of the draft guidance as they are completed.