FDA Releases Series Of Draft FSMA Guidance Documents

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the following draft guidance documents to assist industry in implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rules:
  • The first five draft chapters and three appendices of Guidance for Industry: Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food;
  • Draft Guidance for Industry for Classification of Activities as Harvesting, Packing, Holding, or Manufacturing/Processing for Farms and Facilities;
  • Draft Guidance for Industry #235 - Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals; and
  • Draft Guidance for Industry # 239 – Human Food By-Products for Use as Animal Food.
This [below] memorandum provides a brief overview of the subject matter areas covered by each of the draft guidance documents and their respective comment deadlines.