Food Safety Committee
The IFAC Food Safety Committee leads IFAC activities to address and advance food safety regulatory activities throughout the world. In the U.S., the committee addresses issues related to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and has developed several guidance documents, including the IFAC Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Assurance (GMP/QA) Guide for Food Additives and GRAS Substances, the IFAC GMP/QA Audit Guide and the IFAC GRAS Best Practices Guide [Link to page where these can be downloaded]. The GMP and Audit Guides provide baseline guidance on ensuring product safety and quality during the manufacturing process, while the GRAS Guide provides best practices for establishing a GRAS position for new ingredients.
The committee also monitors and comments on international regulations as needed. Recently, the committee has become more active in helping IFAC members address customs and import challenges by working closely with government agencies with the mission of further trade. The committee is also active in sharing food ingredient and regulatory expertise internationally through participation in symposium and as guest speakers at programing around the globe. Recent topics on which committee members have presented include global harmonization and chemophobia. For additional information on IFAC’s global activities