Vulnerability Assessment Released

4/9/2013

FDA is publishing Analysis of Results for FDA Food Defense Vulnerability Assessments and Identification of Activity Types, a report required under Section 106 of the FSMA. Over the past several years, FDA has conducted vulnerability assessments (VA) on more than 50 products or processes, leading to the identification of processing steps of highest concern and potential mitigation strategies to reduce vulnerabilities. The current study utilized the results from 25 VAs to determine if a potential "threshold" score for the implementation of mitigation strategies could be identified.

For more information on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act, visit www.fda.gov/fsma.