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FSMA Public Meeting Concerning the Proposed Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies - Miami, FL

 

Due to the lapse in Federal funding, FDA had to cancel this public meeting scheduled for October 10 and 11, 2013 in Miami, FL. We regret that we will be unable to reschedule it, but will continue to look for additional opportunities for public input on the proposed rules under FSMA.
 

 

October 10, 2013
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

October 11, 2013
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

The purpose of the public meeting is to discuss the two proposed rules aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically. The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) proposal would establish requirements for importers to verify that their foreign suppliers are implementing the modern, prevention-oriented food safety practices called for by FSMA. The second proposed rule on the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies would strengthen the quality, objectivity and transparency of foreign food safety audits on which many U.S. food companies and importers currently rely to help manage the safety of their global food supply chains. The meeting is also designed to solicit oral stakeholder and other public comments on the proposed rules, inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and respond to questions about the proposed rules. 

For general questions about the meeting, to request an opportunity to make an oral presentation or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact: Juanita Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy, College Park, MD 20740; telephone: 240-402-1731, e-mail: Juanita.Yates@fda.hhs.gov

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