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CFSAN Constituent Update

Last update on Aug. 23, 2017.

CFSAN Constituent Update

August 22, 2017

To help businesses meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities.

The Food Safety Plan Builder (FSPB) is a free software application, developed by FDA, that businesses can download from the FDA’s website to guide them, step-by-step, through the creation of a food safety plan, as required by FSMA.

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New System Speeds FDA Import Decisions

Last update on Aug. 2, 2017.

New System Speeds FDA Import Decisions

The data is in. A new automated system for determining whether FDA-regulated products can enter the United States is allowing us to make decisions faster and more efficiently.
Quick admissibility decisions are critical to commerce, especially when perishable products are involved. The new system brings better response times while still protecting consumers.
FDA has used an automated system to assist in making decisions about the admissibility of FDA-regulated products since the early 1990s. In 2015, FDA began piloting a new system, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). It features modernized infrastructure that can more quickly process larger amounts of data.
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