In his FY 2017 Budget Request, the President has proposed additional resources that include an increase of $25.3 million of new budget authority to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). With these funds, the FDA plans to focus on two key areas:
- National Integrated Food Safety System – $11.3 million
The requested funding will be used primarily to support state capacity to implement the produce safety rule by delivering education and technical assistance to farmers and providing on‑going compliance support and oversight.
- New Import Safety Systems – $14.0 million
The priority will be implementing the FSVP rule, which makes importers responsible for ensuring that the foods they bring in from other countries are produced in a manner that is consistent with U.S. food safety standards.
For more information on FSMA, visit http://www.fda.gov/FSMA and on the Presidents’s FY 2017 Budget, visit http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm432576.htm.