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Expreience from the Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act was enacted to give food products more regulation on the produce we eat. It went from a minimal regulated product to a super-regulated produce.  The individuals who enacted this law was the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  This makes sure that growing the food, harvesting, packing, and holding are held to high standards to make sure the product is in the finest condition. If there is an issue with one of these sections of the foods “lifecycle”, there are five roles of contamination; Agricultural Water(Irrigation and Cleaning Operations) Farm Worker Hygiene, manure, and other bio-based additions to the soil, Animals in the growing area and the Equipment, Tools and Buildings that have touched the food. FSMA had much of its origins in safety with concerns with imported goods and some people are still concerned that this issue is not addressed to its full potential so we want to do out best to inform the population about the great things the FSMA is doing for us and will continue to do.