Food Safety Modernization Act FAQ
The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a comprehensive modification of the US food safety regulatory framework. It consists of nine rules that cover the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fresh produce grown for human consumption and destined for the US market.
FAQ: Postharvest handling facilities
FAQ: Certification bodies
Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule add-on
The FSMA PSR add-on addresses FDA requirements for the import of fruit and vegetable products to the US market.
Harmonized Produce Safety Standard
HPSS is a GFSI-recognized, FSMA-aligned food safety standard based on the Combined Harmonized Standard from the IFPA’s Produce GAP Harmonization Initiative.
Produce Handling Assurance
PHA is a GFSI-recognized, FSMA-aligned food safety and traceability standard for postharvest activities such as the packing, handling, and storage of crops.