Intentional Adulteration (IA)

FSMA’s final rule for mitigation strategies to protect food against intentional adulteration (IA) is aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply.

The IA rule applies to both domestic and foreign companies. It is designed to primarily cover larger companies whose products reach many people. As with all FSMA rules, the FDA provides significant IA rule guidance designed to help businesses comply with the IA rule.

ASTA has a two-part series of webinars, FSMA Webinar Series on Intentional Adulteration was designed to help spice companies comply with the IA rule. There is also an FDA Food Defense Training Course available to help companies comply with the IA rule.