FDA Launches Online Tool Measuring FSMA Data
The new Food Safety Dashboard is part of FDA-TRACK, which is a tool the FDA uses to monitor certain FDA programs through key performance measures. The data will be updated regularly to ensure transparency to the public. The FDA will publish metrics relating to its findings in the implementation of the law through the dashboard.
The new program reports data on topics such as the total number of firms that had Class I or II recalls that are subject to the preventive control regulations. Although it is too soon to establish trends in the program performance report, the initial data in FDA-TRACK show that since 2016, the majority of companies inspected are in compliance with the new requirements of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) for animal food.
The dashboard introduces metrics for food safety outcomes, associated measures and initial data for certain aspects of FSMA. Over time, the Food Safety Dashboard will be populated with additional data to show more FSMA outcomes. The initial metrics are tracking outcomes of inspections and recalls for CGMP, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls and data relevant to the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.