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What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and why it matters to Food Safety Operators?

Over the years, the government has implemented guidelines and safety protocols across the Food Operations industry to prevent foodborne illnesses.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 48 million people in the United States get sick from foodborne diseases, and these are preventable with the right Food Safety measures in place.  That is why FSMA is transforming the nation’s Food Safety system to not only responding to the issues, but also preventing it which is crucial. 

Why does the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) matter to Food Safety Operators? Congress created FSMA in response to these issues, understanding that it is a public health problem and a threat to the economic well-being of the food system. All Food Safety Operators are required to understand and implement these rules within their organizations.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seven major rules to enact FSMA, recognizing that ensuring the safety of the food supply is a shared responsibility among many different areas in the global food supply chain. The FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions that must be taken at each of these points to prevent foodborne diseases.  The rules and guidance for Food Safety organizations can be located here.

Become FSMA Compliant with Certdox Food Safety Management Software

In response to FSMA, Certdox Food Safety Management Software was created to bring all points of communication together for safety control in one easy to use platform.  Certdox allows employees to conduct custom reports, use metrics to make sure information is shared across all departments for audits, ease of productivity and data storage.  

Essentially, Certdox was developed to meet both regulatory (CFR 21 Part 117) and certification (GSFI) requirements.  Each module is carefully designed for easy entry and data recovery.  “Say what you do and do what you say,” is a common phrase throughout the Food Safety industry.  Certdox allows companies to document that they are taking the actions necessary to produce safe, quality food. 

Call today (305) 418-0300 for a free consultation to ensure Food and Safety requirements are met. Certdox can help keep your business operations compliant and up to date.  We make the process simple. 



Topics: Food Safety ,FSMA