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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The Food Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first comprehensive update to federal food safety laws since 1938. The intent is to prevent, detect and respond to food safety problems, and increase the safety of imported foods.

With the recent release of final preventive controls rules for human and animal food under the federal (FSMA) Food Safety Modernization Act, it's become evident that this sweeping reform of our federal food safety lawsrequires immediate and focused effort within our Food Safety & Consumer Services Division to ensure Washington citizens enjoy a safe food supply.

For additional information, please contact David Smith, Food Safety Program, Acting Program Manager at (360) 902-1876.


Resources for Animal Feed Manufacturers

Useful Websites


Print version - Animal Feed Resources [PDF 238 KB] 

FDA Animal & Veterinary Updates: Sign up for email updates on new resources posted in the Animal and Veterinarian section of the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/default.htm

FDA Animal & Veterinary - Animal Feed Safety System: The Center for Veterinarian Medicine (CVM) housed in FDA has a role in ensuring the safety of animal food, which includes feed ingredients, mixed feed and medical feed and pet food, treats and chews. http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AnimalFeedSafetySystemAFSS/default.htm

FDA FSMA Fact Sheet & Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food:The FDA Preventive Control for Animal Food Rule is now final and compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm366510.htm

FDA FSMA Proposed Rule for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Human & Animalshttp://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm361902.htm

FDA TAN (Technical Assistance Network): The FDA TAN will track and address questions on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The network is available to industry, regulators, academia, consumers and others with questions. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm459719.htm

FSMA Training and Technical Assistance: Training sessions offered in the Pacific Northwest by a partnership of the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension, WSU and U of I School of Food Science, WSU Food Processing Extension & Research, Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Washington State Department of Agriculture and TechHelp. http://www.techhelp.org/