The FDA Foods Program sponsored its first public meeting with stakeholders to discuss the implementation of the import safety provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the FDA White Oak Campus, The Great Room, Building 31, Room 1503, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993. This public meeting, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Title III – A New Paradigm for Importers,” provided stakeholders with an opportunity to learn more about different perspectives on the import safety provisions via stakeholder panels; express their views in open public comment sessions; and engage in small-group discussions on each of the four FSMA import safety provisions: Accredited Third-Party Certification; Import Certifications of Food; Voluntary Qualified Importer Program; and Foreign Supplier Verification Program. A special session “FDA Presentation on FSMA” enabled stakeholders to gain a basic understanding of the new law and have an exchange with Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Dr. Murray Lumpkin, Deputy Commissioner for International Programs. There were 163 stakeholders participating on site, along with 353 stakeholders who connected to the Webcast.
Archived Webcasts of the Meeting
- Morning plenary: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p15699651/
- Breakout on Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP): https://collaboration.fda.gov/p54594541/
- Breakout on Third Party Accreditation: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p92718353/
- Afternoon: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p18719953/