The Food and Drug Administration has released the agenda for the April 4 public meeting and Web seminar on the environmental impact statement for the proposed produce safety rule.
The meeting is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern at the auditorium of the Harvey Wiley Federal Building in College Park, Md.
The meeting will help FDA officials get input on the issues and alternatives that regulators should consider as they prepare the environmental impact statement, according to a news release. The event also will help inform the public of the provisions of the proposed rule that may affect the quality of the human environment and anticipated alternatives the FDA plans to consider, according to the release.
- Kari Barrett, advisor for strategic communications and public engagement, FDA Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine;
- Don Kraemer, senior advisor, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition;
- Michael Mahovic, Ph.D., consumer safety officer, produce safety staff, Office of Food Safety, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
- Annette McCarthy, Ph.D., lead environmental scientist, Office of Food Additive Safety, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition;
- Samir Assar, Ph.D., director, produce safety staff, Office of Food Safety, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; and
- Ritu Nalubola, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy, FDA Office of the Commissioner.
There will also be an hourlong public comment period during the meeting, according to the FDA.
Online registration for the public meeting and the Web seminar is available at the FDA website