Statement from FDA on Proposed FSMA Rules:
Allowing Comment on Revised Rules
a statement released Friday, the Food and Drug Administration acknowledges that
the provisions they had made to the Food Safety Modernization Act rules on
produce safety and preventive controls for human food as proposed would not
adequately meet their goals of improving public health and had the potential to
negatively impact producers with unnecessary burdens.
FDA statement acknowledges the magnitude of the rules and the
necessity of practicality for them to not only protect public health, however
be flexible enough to account for the great diversity in agriculture products.
recognizing this, FDA plans to release revised rule language and allow public
comment to “[get] these rules right”. FDA will release their proposed rule
language by early summer of 2014 and will only take comment on sections of the
rule that have been revised.
Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA) will continue to track the issue, collaborate with FDA on these rules and
continue to push for an effective and practical approach that is both health
protective and practical for producers.
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