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United States Food Safety Modernization Act, the new regulations require food facilities to prevent intentional doping


The United States Food and drug administration has set up a new food safety regulation, which stipulates that food companies in the United States and local areas should take steps to prevent the food supply from being deliberately doped. The regulation is the food safety Modernization Act (food safety needs of its act seven main implementing regulations of the last item, the first bill in December 2013 put forward, considering the views proposed by the food industry and government regulators, consumer organizations and other stakeholders.

According to the regulation, the United States local and foreign food facilities, which are manufactured, processed, packaged or preserved, and which are to be registered as food facilities, shall be in written form and execute the food defense plan. The program is designed to assess food has not be intentional doping that public health is widely damaged weaknesses and food facilities shall be the formulation and implementation of strategies, to minimize or prevent these vulnerabilities, as well as the establishment and execution of the food defense surveillance programs, take corrective actions and verification work.

The new food safety regulation came into effect on July 26, 2016. Except for small businesses outside the food facility, since July 26, 2019 must comply with regulations, small business since July 26, 2020 must be compliance. The United States Food and Drug Administration said that it would assist the industry to comply with the regulations by guiding the documentation, training courses and technical assistance centers.

In this regard, the inspection and quarantine department will provide the following help for the export of food production enterprises: first, the training of food protection program. The food protection plan mainly aims at the "intentional doping" in the food, and the purpose is to effectively prevent the occurrence of intentional doping. Although the measures are still non compulsory measures, but should encourage enterprises to implement food protection plan. Two is to provide technical assistance for enterprises to implement the food protection plan. Effective food protection plan refers to: food protection plan has a file system, can be implemented, and through testing and review / maintenance. For technical assistance, the relevant enterprises may contact the local inspection and quarantine departments or Ningbo technical trade measures with the integrated service center.

Export food production enterprises must continue to strengthen food safety responsibility consciousness and the risk consciousness, establish a business person of the first responsibility consciousness, stick to the bottom line of safety, enhance the export food enterprises to prevent and deal with non-traditional security, non traditional security protection requirements into enterprise quality and safety management system and an important component of the conscious action, to prevent food exports in raw materials, production, storage, transportation and other process and subjected to artificial deliberately manufacturing chemical, biological or other toxic and harmful substances pollution, ensure the safety of food exports.

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