Last Updated: February 19, 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. Congress is currently considering legislation designed to strengthen our food safety system even further.
The National Confectioners Association 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, and 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. NCA is dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes comply with FDA regulations by providing regular education and resources for its members.
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. We support strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s scientific and management capabilities so that the U.S. food safety system remains among the stringent in the world. In particular, adequate funding for the FDA is critical to assure the success of its mission, working in partnership with the food industry to protect our nation's consumers. NCA is a member of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, which supports increased appropriations for the FDA in support of their important mandate.
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 continue to enjoy the safest food supply in the world.