On October 30, 2013, the Global Food Protection Institute convened its fifth food safety symposium, The Impacts of FSMA on Industry: Regulations, Private Standards, and Third-Party Audits. The meeting, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, attracted over one hundred food protection professionals from academia, private industry, trade associations, and local, state, and federal government. The symposium focused on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in response to the continued incidence of foodborne illness and foodborne disease outbreaks. Through a series of presentations, panel sessions, and open discussion, the following consensus items emerged from the meeting.
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