Assistance for Industry
The department will continue to communicate and work with
firms, especially small and very small businesses, to understand and comply
with the new PC Rules, including
during routine inspections. We will also communicate available training
opportunities as they are available.
FSMA Guidance Documents
FDA has developed several guidance documents and is
still working on many others on subjects that include Hazard Analysis, Preventive
Controls, Food Allergen Controls, Sanitation Controls, Validation of Process
Controls, and guidelines for small and very small firms.
Food Safety Plan Builder
FDA has developed a Food Safety Plan Builder (FSPB) which is a tool designed to assist
owners/operators of food facilities with the development of food safety plans
that are specific to their facilities and meet the requirements of the PCHF
regulation (21 CFR Part 117).
FDA FSMA Technical Assistance Network
The FDA FSMA Technical
Assistance Network (TAN) is now operational and providing technical assistance
regarding overall FSMA regulatory aspects. Inquiries may be submitted
through a web form.
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Technical Assistance Network
assistance to industry, academia and others regarding training and scientific/
technical questions related specifically to FDA’s PC for Human Food and Animal
Food regulations, the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)
Technical Assistance Network (TAN) is now operational and inquiries can be