Last Updated: July 23, 2014Topic: Food Safety/FSMA
The safety of the food supply is of utmost importance, and ensuring the safety of confectionery products is a priority for NCA and its members. The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011, has revolutionized the food safety system in the United states. We have gone from a reactionary approach to a preventive one with mandated food safety plans and other requirements.
NCA and its members share a commitment to ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply. The safety and wholesomeness of candy products are a top priority for the American confectionery industry. Confectionery manufacturers in the U.S. comply with all FDA regulations and follow guidelines for good manufacturing practices that are among the strictest in the world.
As FSMA implementation begins, NCA is dedicated to ensuring that member interests are represented during the rule-making process. NCA is also committed to educating and informing members about upcoming changes.
Given the new global marketplace for food and commodities and the steady increase in food imports, the U.S. candy industry supports the need for strict manufacturing practices and standards that are in line with the latest science. NCA supports the principles and use of science-based risk assessment to identify and mitigate food safety threats.
The right ingredients for food safety are prevention, partnership and resources. Working together, the food industry and agencies can implement practical, enforceable measures to ensure that American consumers enjoy the safest food supply in the world.