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FDA Holding Meeting to Discuss Animal Feed Safety System

July 28, 2003

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a meeting to discuss the potential development of a comprehensive, risk-based Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS) describing how animal feeds (individual ingredients and mixed feeds) should be manufactured and distributed to minimize risks to animals consuming the feed and people consuming food products from animals.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2003, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, September 24, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Dulles International Airport, 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA (1-800-233-1234 or 703-713-1234.)

The meeting will feature stakeholder and government speakers discussing safety measures currently in use and others which could be adapted to the feed industry. In addition, the meeting will include several facilitated break-out discussion groups.

Additional information about the meeting may be found in the July 28, 2003, Federal Register, and from Dr. George Graber, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-220), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-6651; Fax 301-827-1484 or e-mail: ggraber@cvm.fda.gov.

There is no registration fee for the meeting, but registration is required. Limited space is available, so early registration is encouraged. Interested individuals may register by telephone, fax, or e-mail by contacting Linda Grassie, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-12), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-3796; Fax 301-827-4065 or email: Linda.Grassie@fda.gov. In addition, registration forms are available on the FDA Division of Document Management web site.

Interested individuals may submit comments at any time, but they would be most helpful if received either before or within 30 days after the meeting. Written comments may be submitted to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Electronic comments may be submitted to http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/commentdocket.cfm?AGENCY=FDA. Comments should be identified with the full title and Docket Number 2003N-0312.


Contact FDA

240-276-9115 FAX
Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Communications Staff, HFV-12

7519 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855