FDA takes food safety meetings to Chicago and Portland - The Packer

FDA takes food safety meetings to Chicago and Portland

02/12/2013 02:01:00 PM
Tom Karst

The Food and Drug Administration has released more information on upcoming meetings on the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Preceded by a Feb. 28 to March 1 meeting in Washington, D.C., other meetings are slated for hicago and Portland, Ore., according to a news release.

The Chicago meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 and 8:30 a.m. to noon on March 12, according to the release. The Portland, Ore., meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 and 8:30 a.m. to noon March 28.

Information and registration for the Chicago and Portland, Ore., events is available online.

At the meetings, the FDA will take comments on the proposed produce safety rule for growers and the food safety rule for food facilities, according to the release. They are the first of five proposed rules establishing a foundation for regulations generated from the FSMA, according to the release.

To participate, register online or contact: Courtney Treece, Planning Professionals, Ltd., 1210 W. McDermott, Suite 111, Allen, Texas 75013, telephone: 704-258-4983, or ctreece@planningprofessionals.com.

For general questions about the meetings, contact Juanita Yates, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 240-402-1731, or juanita.yates@fda.hhs.gov.

Deadline for comments at the Chicago meeting:

  • Feb. 21 is the closing date to request oral comments.
  • March 1 is the closing date for advance registrations.
  • May 16 is the closing date to submit written comments. To comment on Preventive Controls, go here and for the rule on Produce Safety Standards, go here.

Deadline for comments at the Portland meeting:

  • March 8 is the deadline for request oral comments.
  • March 18 is the closing date for advance registrations.
  • May 16 is the closing date to submit written comments. To comment on Preventive Controls, go here and for the rule on Produce Safety Standards, go here.



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