May 23, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an advance notice of Registration to attend the Public Meeting entitled, “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Inspection and Compliance Provisions.”
The public meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, with registration open at 7:30 a.m. The meeting location is on the FDA White Oak Campus, The Great Room, Building 31, Room 1503, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993. This is the third public meeting FDA has held on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The previous meetings, held on March 29 and April 20, 2011, focused on the import and preventive controls provisions under FSMA.
The Federal Register notice announcing this meeting is expected to publish soon.
The purpose of this public meeting is to provide interested persons an opportunity to discuss implementation of the inspection and compliance provisions of the recently enacted FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The public will have an opportunity to provide information and share views that will inform the development of guidance and regulations and/or the implementation of: Enforcement Authorities; Frequency and Targeting of Facility Inspections; Manner of Inspection in a Preventive Controls Environment; and Enhancement of the Reportable Food Registry (RFR).
FDA officials scheduled to speak include:
- Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods
- Dara Corrigan, Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs
- Barbara Cassens, Chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance
- Howard Sklamberg, Vice Chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance
- Roberta Wagner, Vice Chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance
Meeting participants will be able to attend three of four breakout sessions addressing Enforcement Authorities, Frequency and Targeting of Facility Inspections, Manner of Inspection in a Preventive Controls Environment, and Enhancement of the Reportable Food Registry (RFR). Each breakout session will be 75 minutes.
To keep current on activities to implement the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, please join the email outreach list at: www.fda.gov/fsma.