• Global Support For FSMA Compliance

  • Global Support For FSMA Compliance

  • Global Support For FSMA Compliance

FSMA International is a food safety advisory firm specializing in global compliance support for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). We help companies, both domestically and internationally, successfully comply with all aspects of the new FSMA regulations.

Company Profile & Services

Your partner with over 50 Years of Food Industry Experience

Our experienced global advisory team works with food processors, growers, and distributors, to provide the most up to date and relevant guidance navigating through FSMA. We offer e-learning training programs, classroom training for Preventive Controls and high-risk food safety systems, and Qualified Individual FSVP representation for importers. Additionally, we offer template toolkits for fast-tracking program development for Preventive Controls and FSVP. As a complement to our document tools and training, we offer comprehensive coaching and guidance towards FSMA compliance. Our team travels globally to work hands-on to help processors complete world-class programs that fully comply with FSMA regulatory requirements.

Our Services and Specialties

  • FSMA Coaching and Documents
  • E-learning in foreign languages
  • Worldwide classroom training
  • True Qualified Individual for FSVP compliance
  • Learn from a US based expert
  • Learn HACCP to HARPC conversion
  • Preparations for BRC and SQF Addendums
  • Environmental Monitoring Programs
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls Program
  • Allergen Preventive Controls Program
  • FSMA Compliance Assessments
  • Written Procedures and Program Development

FSVP Program Development and Representation: We partner with Importers of all sizes and create customized FSVP programs and act as a Qualified Individual (required by FSMA) working towards approving and monitoring global foreign suppliers. Our standard package includes FSVP Program development, reviews and approvals by a Qualified Individual, a proprietary scorecard for each supplier, ongoing verification activities, and a custom portal to store all of your FSVP documentation.

E-Learning and Classroom Training: We recognize the demand of all production facilities, both foreign and domestic, in complying with FSMA regulations. Therefore, FSMA International provides a strong focus on live and online FSMA and food safety training courses, and onsite or remote coaching and consulting. We offer second-party audits, foreign or domestic, where we provide extensive document and program development tools to help growers, manufacturing facilities, packaging facilities, and transportation companies worldwide.

FSMA Coaching and Documents: We have made building or upgrading your FSMA documentation a breeze with our FSMA Template Toolkit, which can be adapted to any process or food sector category. We provide Standard Operating Procedures and specific tools for generating the required Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan/HARPC in Subpart C. The Toolkits cover 21 CFR Part 117, Subparts B, C, and G Preventive Controls for Human Food, or 21 CFR Part 507, Subparts B, C, and E for Animal Food.

FSMA Background

The FDA has finalized seven major rules to implement FSMA, recognizing that ensuring the safety of the food supply is a shared responsibility among many different points in the global supply chain for both human and animal food. The FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions that must be taken at each of these points to prevent contamination.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enables the FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. It enables the FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur. The law also provides FDA with new enforcement authorities designed to achieve higher rates of compliance with prevention‐ and risk‐based food safety standards and to better respond to and contain problems when they do occur. The law also gives the FDA important new tools to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods and directs the FDA to build an integrated national food safety system in partnership with state and local authorities.

FSMA affects growers and factories worldwide who produce domestically and also export products into the United States. FDA’s enforcement of FSMA is increasing and the need for growers, processors and shippers to be moving from existing food safety programs to the new FDA FSMA regulations is increasing. Enforcement dates are past for most and the oversite from FDA will only get stronger as the rule matures.

THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT SEVEN (7) RULES:

  • Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • Preventive Controls for Animal Food
  • Standards for Produce Safety
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
  • Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
  • Sanitary Transport for Human and Animal Food
  • Accredited 3-Party Certification