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Peer Review Plan: FDA’s Draft High Risk Foods Model and Associated Food-Hazard Combinations – Model Review

Title of the Review:
External Peer Review (Letter) of FDA’s Draft High Risk Foods Model and Associated Food-Hazard Combinations – Model Review

Tentative Assessment:
Influential Scientific Information

Agency Contact:
Sherri Dennis, Ph.D.

Office or Center: 
CFSAN/OAO

Subject of the Review:
FDA’s Draft High Risk Foods (HRF) model and selected food-hazard combinations, with a focus on reviewing the model.

Purpose of the Review: 
To solicit comments on the conceptual framework of the HRF model and associated equations and the underlying relational database, and selected food-hazard pairs to evaluate the accuracy of scoring and assess the usability of model interactive interface.

Type of Review: 
Individual Reviews (Letter Review)

Timing of Review:
Approximately 30 business days beginning approximately in November 2013.

Number of Reviewers:
4 to 10

Primary Disciplines/Types of Expertise of Reviewers:
Risk assessment, Computer programming, Relational database development, Food production & processing, Food science, microbiology or chemistry.

Reviewers Selected by:
Designated Outside Organization

Public Nominations Requested for Review Panel:
No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment:
Yes

If yes, briefly state how and when will these opportunities be provided: 
An opportunity for public comment will be provided as part of the rulemaking process.

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments:
No