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FDA News & Notes – Week of March 10, 2014
Science, public health, and regulatory highlights from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of March 10, 2014. Times listed are local time.
FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations.
Meetings, Workshops and Congressional Testimony:
– The Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee
will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a new indication for the cobas Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test, sponsored by Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. The cobas HPV Test is a qualitative in vitro test for the detection of HPV that is currently approved for use in conjunction with cervical cytology. The meeting will take place beginning at 8 a.m. at the College Park Holiday Inn, College Park Md.
–FSMA Public Meeting: Proposed Rule on Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration and Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
. The purpose of the meeting 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. The meeting will also be covering the proposed rule on Sanitary Transportation for Human and Animal Food, which establishes requirements for shippers, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food, including food for animals, to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport. The meeting will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.
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