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Food Protection Plan and Third Party Certification Programs for Foods and Feeds

Constituent Update

April 2, 2008

On Tuesday, April 1, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a teleconference to announce the establishment of two public Dockets. The FDA is requesting information and comments on its 2007 Food Protection Plan that presents a robust strategy to protect the nation's food supply from both unintentional contamination and deliberate attack. The FDA is also requesting stakeholder comments on the use of Third-Party Certification Programs for Foods and Feeds.

Commenting on FDA's Food Protection Plan

FDA encourages interested persons to submit written comments on the Food Protection Plan to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. The Federal Register Notice can be viewed and electronic comments can be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should be identified with docket number FDA-2008-N-00188.

Third-Party Certification Programs for Foods and Feeds

FDA also encourages interested persons to submit written comments on Third-Party Certification Programs for Foods and Feeds to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. The Federal Register Notice can be viewed and electronic comments can be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. All comments should be identified with the docket number FDA-2008-N-0183.

Teleconference Replay

A replay of the teleconference is available now and ends Tuesday, April 8, 2008 (CT). You can access the replay by calling 1-866-505-6449.

Resource material on the Food Protection Plan is available on the FDA Web site.

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