FDA holds public meeting on “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety” to further FSMA implementation

On October 21, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to engage stakeholders on the agency’s initiative, “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety,” to build on the advances that have been and are being made in FDA’s implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA will use input from the meeting and written comments to the docket to develop a Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, which the agency plans to release in early 2020. The Blueprint will outline the agency’s vision for a modern approach to food safety that includes technology-enabled traceability and the use of predictive analytic tools to assess risk and set agency priorities. FDA has opened a docket for written comments, which are due by November 20, 2019. The specific questions on which FDA has requested input are included as an appendix to this memo and provide insight into FDA’s current thinking on these issues. The discussion below provides a high-level summary of the agency statements and stakeholder comments made during the meeting.

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