FSMA’s sweeping reforms have set many food companies scrambling to formulate a more proactive food safety plan. Developing documentation alone presents a significant challenge, as it requires additional investments of time, money, and resources.
So far, recalls are on the rise under the new regulations, but they’re much better targeted and contained. Sophisticated testing techniques and tools make it easier, both for FDA inspectors to detect pathogens and for companies to take steps to eliminate them.
FSMA’s impact will depend on how proactive companies already are about safety and how quickly and profitably they can incorporate new processes into their daily operations.