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December 2012
What Wineries Need to Know About the Food Safety Modernization Act
This act aims to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
by Pat Howe
Under the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it is expected that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors, or their delegates from a state or local agency, will be visiting every winery at least once in the next seven years, and then regularly thereafter. Inspections of wineries have already taken place in about 114 wineries across the United States over the past four years with a voluntary remediation rate of about 14 percent, according to the FDA website. The FSMA, the most s...
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