FDA Finalizes FSMA Third-Party Certification User Fee Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule to establish a user fee program for a voluntary accreditation program under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

In November 2015, the FDA announced the final rule “Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications” which established a voluntary program to accredit third-party certification bodies, or auditors, to conduct food safety audits of foreign food entities and certify that foreign food facilities and food produced by such facilities meet applicable FDA food safety requirements.
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