2002N-0278 - Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Reopening of Comment Period
FDA Comment Number : EC462
Submitter : Mr. Peter Friedmann Date & Time: 05/17/2004 06:05:54
Organization : Agriculture Ocean Transportation Coalition
Food Industry
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
The AgOTC represents thousands of U.S. agriculture exporters and importers who are impacted by the Prior Notice regulations. Our members are increasingly concerned that the system is not working adequately to ensure that legitimate cargo won't be stopped when full enforcement begins in August. We urge FDA to address the problems listed in the attached document, and to ensure that filers have a minimum of 90 days to adjust to the changes BEFORE full enforcement occurs.

Sincerely,
Peter Friedmann, Executive Director
Agriculture Ocean Transportation Coalition
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 315
Washington, D.C. 20004
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