A Summary of the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule

Since it was signed into law in 2011, we’re sure that you’ve become familiar with the rules and regulations regarding FSMA. From compliance dates to business-specific exemptions, articles that help you navigate the FDA’s latest food safety law. (If you want to read one of said articles, click here for a full list of our previous blog posts). However, there is one subset of the rule that you might have missed: the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule.

What are Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) for Farms?

Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPCs) comprise the bulk of regulations imposed under the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule. Facilities subject to HARPC requirements must create a food safety plan, administered by a “preventive controls qualified individual,” or PCQI. Preventive Controls Qualified Individual: a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent…