March 17, 2020 / 10:44 PM / 13 days ago

BRIEF-FDA Issues Temporary Policy For Food Safety Modernization Act Supplier Verification Onsite Audit Requirements During COVID-19 Emergency

March 17 (Reuters) - FDA:

* FDA - ISSUING TEMPORARY POLICY FOR FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA) SUPPLIER VERIFICATION ONSITE AUDIT REQUIREMENTS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

* FDA - POLICY TO HELP MINIMIZE DISRUPTIONS SO THAT FOOD INDUSTRY CAN MEET DEMAND WHILE CONTINUING TO CONDUCT SUPPLIER VERIFICATION ACTIVITIES

* FDA - POLICY STATES AGENCY WILL TEMPORARILY NOT ENFORCE FSMA ONSITE AUDIT REQUIREMENTS IF OTHER APPROPRIATE SUPPLIER VERIFICATION METHODS ARE USED

* FDA - THERE ARE NO NATIONWIDE FOOD SHORTAGES, ALTHOUGH IN SOME CASES INVENTORY OF SOME FOODS AT GROCERY STORE MIGHT BE TEMPORARILY LOW BEFORE RESTOCKING Source text: (bit.ly/33wXkQP)

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