Most of the food safety system in the USA is currently based on the sampling approach. Once a lot is produced or a raw batch of products is received, it is tested to check its non-pathogenicity. Unfortunately, the sampling method is fallible since only a portion of the production is analyzed. This is why so many foodborne outbreaks happen. The idea is to minimize foodborne illnesses by focusing on prevention. It is not new, the FDA and the USDA have already implemented stricter regulatory requirements for several products like eggs, juice and meat4. The goal is to use those methods for every products sold in the country, intended to people or animals.
One major change for companies exporting to the US is that they will have to prove the safety of their food, under penalty of having their imported merchandises blocked at the border. American companies will also need to verify that their suppliers comply with FMSA requirements.
These preventive measures (non-exhaustive) will ensure a notable reduction of food borne illnesses. A key idea that arises from FMSA regulation is Risk-Based Preventive Controls & Validation of Preventive Controls.