FDA plans public meeting on foreign food safety - The Packer

FDA plans public meeting on foreign food safety

05/22/2012 11:12:00 AM
Tom Karst

The Food and Drug Administration will host a public meeting June 19 focused on the food safety capacities of foreign countries.

The meeting will detail FDA’s plan to improve food safety expertise in foreign governments and respective food industries that export food to the U.S., according to an FDA news release.

Topics will include provisions for sharing food safety data between governments, mutual recognition of inspection reports, possible harmonization of food safety standards and training opportunities.

Under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA is required to develop the capacity-building plan in consultation with representatives of the food industry, foreign government officials, non governmental organizations and others.

The meeting is scheduled for June 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.

June 11 is the cutoff date for registrations, which can be done online.



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