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NMPF to Review FDA Guidance on Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls

September 7, 2016

On August 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a draft guidance for industry titled “Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food: Guidance for Industry.” This document includes several chapters intended to explain FDA’s current thinking on how to comply with the requirements for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls rule.  NMPF will be reviewing the materials and advising its members on implications for dairy processing facilities.

The guidance chapters that FDA released thus far include:

  • Chapter One—The Food Safety Plan
  • Chapter Two—Conducting a Hazard Analysis
  • Chapter Three—Potential Hazards Associated with the Manufacturing, Processing, Packing, and Holding of Human Food
  • Chapter Four—Preventive Controls
  • Chapter Five—Application of Preventive Controls and Preventive Control Management Components

By 2018, FDA will have released an additional nine chapters of guidance. NMPF will review the 500-plus pages of information that FDA releases and will inform its membership of any relevant information that will assist with regulatory compliance. In addition, NMPF plans to file comments on any pertinent issues by the comment deadline of February 21, 2017.  The draft guidance is available here. Questions about the guidance can be directed to Clay Detlefsen or Beth Briczinski.