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FSMA Public Meeting April 4, 2014: Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule, Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

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Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the FSMA Proposed Rule for Produce Safety Main Page

The following is information on the EIS Public Meeting held April 4, 2014.
For more current information, please visit the EIS February 2015 Public Meeting page.

April 4, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Webcast portion of this event will begin at 2:00 pm EST.

Harvey W. Wiley Federal Bldg., Wiley Auditorium,
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740

The purpose of this public meeting is to discuss the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed rule to establish standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of produce for human consumption. FDA is holding a public scoping meeting as part of our ongoing efforts to seek public input on the issues and alternatives that we should consider when preparing the EIS. The purpose of the public meeting is to inform the public of the provisions of the proposed rule that may significantly affect the quality of the human environment and anticipated alternatives we plan to consider in the EIS, to provide information about the EIS process (including how to submit comments, data, and other information to the rulemaking docket), to solicit oral stakeholder and public comments on the scope of the EIS, and to respond to questions about the EIS.

For general questions about the meeting, contact: Cynthia Wise, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: 240-402-1357, e-mail:

Meeting Information

Please note the following important dates:

  • April 18, 2014: Closing date to submit either electronic or written comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management. See Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0921 on

*Due to technical difficulties during the recording of this meeting, you may experience some disturbance in the audio and captioning of the recording. You may use the transcript as a text version.  

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