Welcome to FSPCA Online
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Apply to become an FSPCA Lead Instructor
Click here or use the blue button on the left.
October 20, 2015
FDA Holding Public Meeting on FSMA Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Final Rules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a public meeting to offer the opportunity for discussion on the recently finalized rules on preventive controls for human and animal foods under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). For registration and additional information, visit FSMA Preventive Controls Public Meeting.
September 10, 2015
The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule are now final, and compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016.
The preventive controls final rules announced today are the result of an extensive outreach effort, and incorporate thousands of public comments, including valuable input from farmers, consumers, the food industry and academic experts, to create a flexible and targeted approach to ensuring food safety.
For questions about the Preventive Controls regulations for human food and / or animal food, please submit your questions electronically to FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network at http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm459719.htm
FSPCA Task Timeline (pdf)
Purnendu Vasavada presented an FSPCA update at the Artisan Cheese Food Safety forum on August 2. Over 75 people, including delegates from Canada, Australia and Europe attended. Download the presentation.
David Fairfield (NGFA) made an FSPCA presentation on August 3 at the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) meeting in Denver. The meeting was attended by over 350 state/federal feed regulatory officials and industry representatives. The focus of the presentation was on the FSPCA’s animal food activities. Download the presentation.
Robert Brackett gave an FSPCA presentation to the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils in Washington, DC on August 4. Download the presentation.
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hosts quarterly webinars to update stakeholders on the progress of the Alliance. 2015 webinars are scheduled for March 12, June 24, September 3 and December 17. Click here to register.
September 3, 2015
As expected, the attendance at the FSPCA webinars is growing. Early registration is strongly encouraged. If you were unable to register for the September 3rd webinar, you can download the recording and/ or PowerPoint presentation here.
Download past webinar recordings:
FSPCA Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups
The Continuation Subcommittee met September 25, 2015. Meeting summaries.
Animal Foods Subcommittee
The Animal Foods Subcommittee met July 8-9, 2015. Meeting summaries.
The International Subcommittee met October 2, 2015. Meeting summaries.
Web Presence Subcommittee
The Web Presence Subcommittee met on September 23, 2015. Meeting summaries.
Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334115.htm)
Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm366510.htm)
Print Friendly Fact Sheet for Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food (link is: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM461834.pdf)
Print Friendly Fact Sheet for Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food Print Friendly Fact Sheet (link is: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM461884.pdf)
Redline versions of the codified text of the four recently released proposed supplemental rules are now available. The redline versions allow you to see how the proposed codified text has been modified from the original proposal.
Translations of the fact sheets of the four proposed supplemental rules are now available.
The Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls for Food for Animals was released on October 25, 2013 and the comment period ended March 31, 2014. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUESTIONS? Please direct inquiries about the FSPCA to email@example.com