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Changes to Food Safety Proposed Rules to be Discussed at Nov. 13 FDA Meeting

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting Nov. 13 in College Park, Md., to discuss its proposal to make significant changes to four rules originally proposed in 2013 to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. These rules cover foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food for humans and animals, preventive controls for human and animal food, and produce safety, and the proposed changes are intended to provide more flexible, practical and targeted approaches.

The FDA states that the purpose of the upcoming meeting is to solicit comments on the new content of the supplemental proposed rules, respond to questions about them, and inform the public about the rulemaking process, including how to submit comments, data and other information. All persons who wish to attend the meeting should register by Nov. 7 and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Live webcasting of the meeting is also being offered.

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