FDA Announces Registration Now Open for Third Public Meeting on the FSMA Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

CFSAN Constituent Update

February 13, 2014 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing registration is now open for the third public meeting on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Proposed Rule. 

Third Meeting on the Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food 
March 20, 2014
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Bldg, Wiley Auditorium
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy
College Park, MD 20740 

The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the proposed rule to establish requirements for sanitary transportation practices for shippers, carriers, and receivers who transport food by motor vehicle and rail vehicle. FDA is proposing these requirements as part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These meetings are also designed to solicit oral stakeholder and other public comments on the proposed rule, inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information to the rulemaking docket), and respond to questions about the proposed rule.

The first meeting and second meeting on sanitary transportation will be combined with the public meetings to discuss the proposed rule for Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration. These will be held on February 27 in Chicago, IL and March 13 in Anaheim, CA.

The third meeting on sanitary transportation will cover just this topic.

Public Meeting attendees are encouraged to register on-line or contact: Nick Cane, Nakamoto Group, Inc., 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 240, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-357-1176, FAX: 301-468-6536, e-mail: Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. Additionally, FDA live Web cast and video record all of the public meetings.

For general questions about the meeting, to request an opportunity to make an oral presentation, and/or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact: Juanita Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: 240-402-1731, e-mail:

Registration and Additional Information:

Please note the following important dates:

  • February 28, 2014: Closing date for request to make oral comment
  • February 28, 2014: Closing date to request special accommodation due to a disability
  • March 13, 2014: Closing date for advance registration
  • May 31, 2014: Closing date to submit either electronic or written comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management. See Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0013 on

The proposed rule is available for public comment until May 31, 2014.

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