Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the food safety activities of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), including to authorize the Secretary to inspect records related to food.
Exempts certain establishments that sell food directly to consumers, such as roadside stands, farmers markets or participants in a community supported agriculture program, from specified requirements of this Act. Requires each owner, operator, or agent in charge of a food facility to identify and implement preventive controls to significantly minimize or prevent hazards that could affect food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by such facility.
Sets forth provisions governing exemptions from such requirements for certain facilities.
Requires the Secretary to:
(1) issue guidance documents to reduce the risk from the most significant foodborne contaminants; and
(2) establish minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables based on known safety risks.
Authorizes the Secretary to issue exemptions and variances from such standards.
Directs the Secretary to assess and collect fees related to:
(1) food facility reinspection;
(2) food recalls;
(3) the voluntary qualified importer program; and
(4) importer reinspection.
Directs the Secretary to develop voluntary food allergy and anaphylaxis management guidelines for schools and early childhood education programs.