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FSMA Compliance Services


What is FSMA?
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires certain controls to be in place all along the food supply chain, from harvest or processing to transportation, importation, sale, and distribution in the U.S.

What are the consequences of non-compliance?
Failure to comply with FSMA requirements can result in suspension of food facility registration, withdrawal of commercial contracts with major retail grocery and food service customers, disruption of consumer confidence, placement on FDA import alerts, product recall, and financial loss.

How can ATSC help?
ATSC professionals are experts in all aspects of FSMA compliance. Our staff includes former high-ranking FDA officials involved in the development and implementation of the FSMA; attorneys with advanced degrees in food science and state-of-the-art scientific training in microbiology, toxicology, food packaging, and food engineering; and international trade attorneys and advisors experienced in representing clients at all stages of the food supply chain. We represent clients on food safety issues in the United States of America and China.

Our FSMA-related services include:
• Review supply chain programs and advise on FSMA compliance requirements, applicability of exemptions, and compliance dates
• Prepare and implement FSMA project plan to get company FSMA-compliant
• Conduct on-site facility inspections (FSMA/FSVP and GMP)
• Review and analyze quality assurance and quality control programs and help correct documentation deficiencies
• Determine and allocate responsibilities of supply chain partners
• Review, draft, and finalize food safety plans
• Prepare documentation for Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Voluntary Qualified Importer Program
• Work with government agencies to address border delays
• Conduct in-house training of compliance personnel and import/export staff
• Prevent and/or remove companies from import alert
• Provide guidance on appropriate and cost-effective use of third-party certification
• Determine compliance with FDA’s filer evaluation program
• Advise on USDA compliance for poultry and meat industries

For more information, please contact ATSC

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