Thursday, December 17, 2015

On-farm food safety research helps Louisiana growers comply with new law

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is one of the sweeping reforms of U.S. food safety laws in
more than 70 years. The main focus of the act is to reduce foodborne hazards by preventing microbial contamination during production, processing, handling and transportation of food rather than relying on correction after problems occur. Under FSMA, “FDA will have a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, science-based preventive controls across the food supply.”

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