Produce Safety Standards: Entire proposed rule
Can you believe? 547 pages
Produce Safety Standards: Analysis of economic impact
Key takeaway: 388 pages!
Summary page: Preventive control standards
Along with the proposed rule, FDA is announcing the availability of, and requesting comment on, a draft qualitative risk assessment, Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Food Combinations for Activities (Outside the Farm Definition) Conducted in a Facility Co-Located on a Farm (PDF: 660KB), designed to provide a science-based risk analysis of those on-farm activity/food combinations that would be considered not reasonably likely to introduce hazards that are reasonably likely to cause serious adverse health consequences. Interested persons may submit written comments regarding the draft risk assessment by visiting http://www.regulations.gov.
Entire proposed rule: Preventive control standards
Comment: Roughly 700 pages long
Preventive control standards: Analysis of economic impact
Lest we forget: still more rules to come
Foreign Supplier Verification for Importers: This program will require importers to verify that foreign suppliers are following procedures that provide the same level of health protection as that required of domestic food producers. About 15 percent of the food consumed in the U.S. is imported, including about 49 percent of fresh fruit and 21 percent of vegetables.
Accredited Third Party Certification: The accreditation of third-party auditors would help ensure that food producers in other countries comply with U.S. food safety laws.
Preventive Controls for Animal Food: This is the implementation of preventive controls at animal food facilities that are similar to those proposed for human food.