FSMA versus FSSC 22000 Gap Analysis
In September of 2015 the US FDA published the long awaited Final Rules for the Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food as part of the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) published in 2011. While these rules are focused mainly on US food manufacturers and their suppliers, the implementation is likely to have far reaching effects. In order to help FSSC 22000 certified facilities meet the requirements of FSMA, the Foundation FSSC 22000 has commissioned a gap analysis of FSSC 22000 against the FSMA to be conducted by an independent consultancy. The results of this analysis will be published in the new year and in good time to help facilitate compliance with the new rules by September 2016 and beyond.