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FDA to Hold Additional Public Meetings on FSMA Proposed Rule to Address Intentional Adulteration of Food


CFSAN Constituent Update


January 30, 2014 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing two additional public meetings on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) FSMA Proposed Rule for Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. These meetings are the second and third in a series of meetings announced in the December 20, 2013 Federal Register Notice and on FDA’s FSMA website.

First Meeting - College Park, MD
February 20, 2014
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Bldg, Wiley Auditorium
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy
College Park, MD 20740

Second Meeting – Chicago, IL
February 27, 2014
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Third Meeting - Anaheim, CA
March 13, 2014
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sheraton Park Hotel
1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802

The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the proposed rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to address hazards that may be intentionally introduced by acts of terrorism. FDA is proposing these requirements as part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The meetings are also designed to solicit oral stakeholder and other public comments on the proposed rule, inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information to the rulemaking docket), and respond to questions about the proposed rule.

Public Meeting attendees are encouraged to register on-line or contact: Nick Cane, Nakamoto Group, Inc., 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 240, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-357-1176, FAX: 301-468-6536, e-mail: Nick.Cane@nakamotogroup.com. Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. In addition, the meetings will also be webcasted.

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

View registration, important dates, and additional information for the first meeting to be held in College Park, MD.

Registration and Additional Information for the Chicago and Anaheim Meetings

Please note the following important dates for the Chicago and Anaheim meetings:

Meeting in Chicago, IL

  • February 10, 2014: Closing date for request to make oral comment
  • February 10, 2014: Closing date to request special accommodation due to a disability
  • February 18, 2014: Closing date for advance registration
  • March 31, 2014: Closing date to submit either electronic or written comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management. See Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1425 on http://www.regulations.gov.

Meeting in Anaheim, CA

  • February 18, 2014: Closing date for request to make oral comment
  • February 18, 2014: Closing date to request special accommodation due to a disability
  • March 4, 2014: Closing date for advance registration
  • March 31, 2014: Closing date to submit either electronic or written comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management. See Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1425 on http://www.regulations.gov

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