• The Food Safety Modernization Act
  • October 3, 2017 | Author: Michael A. Leichtling
  • Law Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office
  • Comprising the largest rewrite of U.S. food safety regulations in more than 70 years, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011, has broad implications for almost all constituents involved in the food and feed industry. See Food Safety Modernization Act Public Law III – 353, 124 Stat. 3885, Jan. 4, 2011; 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. The significant impact of the law was anticipated by food growers, producers, manufacturers, importers, carriers, distributors and retailers, but FSMA’s effect on equipment lessors and other secured lenders requires some consideration and analysis. At the recent ELFA Legal Forum, a passing mention of FSMA by