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FSMA Public Meeting Concerning Proposed Rules for Preventive Controls in Human Food and Produce Safety Standards; March 2013 in Chicago, IL

March 11, 2013
8:30 am -5:00 pm

March 12, 2013
8:30 am -12:00 pm

The Westin-Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611  

The purpose of this public meeting was to discuss the proposed rules to establish standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption (the produce safety proposed rule) and for current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food (the preventive controls for human food proposed rule). They are the first of five proposed rules that would establish the foundation of, and central framework for, the modern food safety system envisioned by Congress in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The meeting was also designed to solicit oral and public comments from stakeholders on the proposed rules, inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and respond to questions about the proposed rules. For general questions about the meeting, contact Juanita Yates, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, by telephone at 240-402-1731 or by  e-mail at

Meeting Materials

  • Agenda (PDF: 140KB)

  • Transcripts (Zip, 1.8MB compressed) 

  • Presentations (Zip File 5.6MB)

    • Proposed Rule on Produce Safety Overview
      Samir Assar, FDA

    • Regulatory Impact Analysis: Produce Safety
      Travis Minor, FDA

    • Education and Technical Assistance: Focus on Produce
      Jim Gorny, FDA

    • Proposed Rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food Facilities Overview
      Don Kraemer and Jenny Scott, FDA
      NOTE: This presentation is an updated version of the same presentation give at the FSMA Public Meeting held on February 28 - March 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Slides 15-18 were added to the presentation. To view the previous version, please visit the Washington, DC Public Meeting page.

    • Regulatory Impact Analysis: Preventive Controls for Human Food Facilities
      Peter Vardon, FDA

    • Education and Technical Assistance: Focus on Preventive Controls
      for Human Food Facilities
      Jenny Scott, FDA


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