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has resource materials and training sessions. The alliance guides the industry - but particularly small and
medium-size companies - through FSMA compliance
so when inspections occur, importers are ready.
Education before regulation
The good news is that FSMA is incremental. And, just
like every FSMA rule, FDA's goal for FSVP is to foster
industry compliance. "We actually like to say that we
'educate before, and while, we regulate,' " the administration said. "We know that high levels of compliance will
go the furthest in protecting the food supply."
According to FDA, baking and snack companies and
brokers can expect an interactive approach, and it encourages businesses to plan and communicate. If a corrective action is needed, FDA allows opportunities to fix
issues as long as the business communicates what actions it plans to take and when those steps will be comA hazard analysis of the product and assessment history review of the foreign
supplier are ways FSVP importers can verify compliance.
IN METAL DETECTION
October 14-17, 2018