Food Defense

Shifting the focus from RESPONDING to foodborne illness, to PREVENTING it

December 21, 2023 | 1 Min Read

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is transforming the nation’s food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to foodborne illness to preventing it. Congress enacted FSMA in response to dramatic changes in the global food system and in our understanding of foodborne illness and its consequences, including the realization that preventable foodborne illness is both a significant public health problem and a threat to the economic well-being of the food system.

If your company is in food production, handling, or storage, FSMA applies to you. One of the key steps in FSMA towards a proactive, preventative approach to foodborne illness is traceability.

Traceability will require your company implement technical controls that ensures you can trace the source of all your food product received. But traceability by itself will not prevent all incidents of foodborne illness or food adulteration. Taking that additional step will require your company to implement security controls that cannot be by-passed. Surelock Seals provides you with that layer of security control.

If you have questions regarding food traceability or the FSMA, check out this previous article on those topics.

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