In 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) giving the FDA new authority to regulate the way food is grown, harvested, and processed. FSMA Rule 204 requires those who manufacture, process, pack or hold foods included on the FDA’s Food Traceability List (FTL) to maintain and share specific Key Data Elements (KDEs) with their customers. All grocers, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers who handle items on the FTL will be impacted.
During CGAEF’s webinar, Derek Hannum, Chief Customer Officer for ReposiTrak, outlined FSMA Rule 204’s historical significance and explain why compliance will require collaboration between senior leaders, food safety, supply chain and other cross-functional centers throughout your organization and the industry. The presentation provided attendees with an overview of the following:
- The FSMA 204 rule, as defined by the FDA
- The impact on retailers, distributors and manufacturers who harvest or handle any Food Traceability List (FTL) foods, which includes countless SKUs in produce, seafood, dairy, deli and center store
- How and when Key Data Elements (KDEs) need to be exchanged throughout the supply chain
Presenter: Derek Hannum, Chief Customer Officer, ReposiTrak