The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by former President Obama on January 4, 2011. At the time this act represented the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. Its aim is to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
The FSMA’s proactive approach to food safety introduced a far-reaching impact on all levels of the food supply chain. Listed below are the top five ways that FSMA has transformed the shipping industry since being enacted.