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The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a public meeting on the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Intentional Adulteration Rule.

The agency has issued draft documents on the rule, which deals with intentional acts to tamper with food, such as terrorist acts. The draft guidance for compliance and implementation of the “Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration” is part of the FSMA.

The meeting is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern on April 17 at the Center for Food Safety Applied Nutrition in College Park, Md.

Information on the public meeting is on the FDA’s website.

The meeting will cover two installments of the FDA’s draft guidance on the rule, including:

  • Components of food defense plans;
  • How to conduct vulnerability assessments;
  • How to identify and implement mitigation strategies; and
  • Food defense monitoring requirements.