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Draft Guidance for Industry: Application of the “Solely Engaged” Exemptions in Parts 117 and 507

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How to Comment

Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by April 18, 2018, to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on the draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance.

Submit electronic comments on http://www.regulations.gov to docket number FDA-2017-D-6133.

Submit written comments to:

Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All comments should be identified with the docket number FDA-2017-D-6133.

Contains Nonbinding Recommendations
Draft - Not for Implementation

October 2017

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

The purpose of this guidance is to help establishments and facilities subject to Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) part 117 (part 117) or 21 CFR part 507 (part 507) determine whether they are “solely engaged” in certain activities. Establishments and facilities “solely engaged” in certain activities are exempt from some or all requirements in parts 117 or 507.

FDA's guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe our current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in FDA guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.

Download the Draft Guidance for Industry

Questions?

For questions regarding this draft document as it relates to our regulation entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food,” contact the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at 240-402-2166.

For questions regarding this draft document as it relates to our regulation entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals,” contact the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at 240-402-6246.

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