John T. Shapiro, a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a Member of the Food Industry Team at Freeborn, authored, “The Food Safety Modernization Act: What Supply Chain Managers Need to Know Now.”
ABOUT THIS WHITE PAPER:
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has set in motion sweeping new requirements and improvements for the safety of our food supply. Preventative controls and proactive management against risk of food contamination are in; reaction as a chief measure of protection against the spread of foodborne illness is out. What does this mean for food manufacturers and distributors? FSMA places on them the primary responsibility for putting in place preventative controls!
This White Paper explains that in preparing for how FSMA will impact their operations, food companies should assess their supply relationships and agreements in light of FSMA obligations and ensure that their supply agreements account for supply disruptions that the failure of supply partners to satisfy FSMA may cause. This White Paper concludes with several broad points that companies should consider in assessing their supply partners for FSMA compatibility.