Since FSMA gives the FDA the authority to perform surprise inspections in addition to a set schedule, as well as increased access to records that indicate whether or not safety measures have been implemented, and high-quality food testing by third-party laboratories, ongoing compliance will be one of the most important aspects of the new regulations. These measures are designed to make food companies more accountable for enacting and recording the measures they take to ensure food safety. Keeping updated and accurate records is essential to properly complying with new regulations. These records should include pest control procedures, the schedule of inspections, the status of employee training, and improvements in sanitation.
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