FDA to Hold Additional CA Public Meeting on Major FSMA
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an additional public
meeting in California on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed
Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and the Accreditation of
Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies. The meeting is the third in a series
of meetings announced on August 16, 2013.
22, 2013, 8:30 am -5:00 pm
23, 2013, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
701 West Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90831
The purpose of the public meeting is
to discuss the two proposed rules aimed at strengthening assurances that
imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically.
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) proposal would establish
requirements for importers to verify that their foreign suppliers are
implementing the modern, prevention-oriented food safety practices called for
by FSMA. The second proposed rule on the Accreditation of Third-Party
Auditors/Certification Bodies would strengthen the quality, objectivity and
transparency of foreign food safety audits on which many U.S. food companies
and importers currently rely to help manage the safety of their global food
supply chains. The meeting is also designed to solicit oral stakeholder and
other public comments on the proposed rules, inform the public about the
rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information
to the rulemaking dockets), and respond to questions about the proposed
Meeting attendees are encouraged to register on-line or contact: Lauren Montgomery,
Teya Technologies, LLC, 101 East 9th Avenue, Suite 9B, Anchorage, Alaska 99501;
telephone: 443-833-4297; FAX: 907-562-5497; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
general questions about the meetings, to request an opportunity to make an oral
presentation or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact: Juanita
Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug
Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy, College Park, MD 20740; telephone:
240-402-1731; e-mail: Juanita.Yates@fda.hhs.gov.
· NOTE: A small block of
rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting
Center. Additional information is provided on the meeting registration site.
Please note the following important dates:
· Meeting in Long Beach, CA
o October 1, 2013: Closing date for request to make oral
o October 1, 2013: Closing date to request special
accommodation due to a disability
o October 8, 2013: Closing date for advance registration
· November 26, 2013: Closing date to submit either electronic
or written comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management; for the proposed
rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs, see Docket No. FDA-2011-N -0143. For the proposed
rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies, see Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0146.
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