The ASTA FSMA Decision Tree is designed to assist ASTA members in evaluating their obligations under the five foundational FSMA rules that are likely apply to ASTA member operations: Preventive Controls in Human Food, the Produce Safety Rule, the Sanitary Food Transportation Rule, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and the Intentional Adulteration rule. The decision tree guides users through a series of questions about their operations to help determine which FSMA rules could apply. The decision tree also provides an overview each rule’s requirements, depending on the nature of the ASTA member’s operations.
FSMA focuses on preventing food safety issues. As part of this preventive approach, FSMA places primary responsibility on the owners and operators of food facilities and farms to identify and control hazards. The FSMA rules are intended to create a modern, risk-based framework for food safety. This tool covers activities that are typical of all of the segments of the spice industry, including growing crops, drying crops and processing them into spices, importing raw materials and finished spice products, and transporting spices both outside of and within the United States. This decision tree is not designed to address activities that are not related to the spice industry (e.g., raising animals on a farm that also grows crops that will be used in spice products).
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