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FDA Holding Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to FSMA

Posted October 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will be holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed changes to four rules of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), on November 13, 2014 at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in Washington.

CBP initially published the FSMA proposed rules in 2013 and, in response to comments received by the trade, issued proposed revisions to four of the rules in September 2014.
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According to an agency press release, “The purpose of the meeting is to solicit oral stakeholder and public comments on the new content of the supplemental proposed rules and to inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data, and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and to respond to questions about the revised proposed rules.”

The proposed changes include the following topics:

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (Preventive Controls of Human Food)
  • Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (Produce Safety)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals (Preventive Controls for Animal Food)
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (Foreign Supplier Verification Programs)

Attendees are encouraged to register on-line to attend the meeting in person and via, live Webcast.

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