COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR ACCREDITATION OF THIRD-PARTY AUDITORS


FDA Extends Comment Period to January 27, 2014

Department Of Health And Human Services Food and Drug Administration announced TODAY it is extending the comment period for the proposed rule, ‘‘Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications’’ to January 27, 2014.

FDA is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons an opportunity to consider the interrelationship between this proposed rule and the proposed rule announced in October 2013 entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.’’

For further information, go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-20/pdf/2013-27644.pdf or to: http://www.regulations.gov and insert docket number FDA–2011–N–0146.

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