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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

For technical 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 submitted online.