FDA's 'Smart' Food Safety Plan and Its Traceability Implications

FDA's 'Smart' Food Safety Plan and Its Traceability Implications
August 16, 2019
Jonathan A. Havens

Jonathan Havens, chair of the Firm's Food and Beverage Practice and co-chair of its Cannabis Law Practice, authored this article for The Packer magazine discussing the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative.

"As stakeholders well know, compliance is not cheap. The benefits of enhanced food safety aside, FSMA compliance has been an expensive proposition. As it considers weighing in on the smarter food safety docket at FDA, one thing that the industry will want to evaluate is what additional costs it will have to bear in order to adopt the technology or technologies FDA is considering," wrote Jonathan.