FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Updates to Redbook

Constituent Update

October 29, 2014 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold an open meeting on December 9, 2014 to receive input from the public on updating the Guidance for Industry “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” also known as the “Redbook.”

The FDA encourages members of industry, academia and the public to provide ideas and opinions on what should be included, changed, or even removed from the current Redbook. The agency is also considering expanding the scope of the Redbook to include chemical safety assessments for all areas over which the CFSAN has statutory authority (e.g. food additives, food contact substances, dietary supplement ingredients, food contaminants, and cosmetics).

The meeting will take place at the Harvey H. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Md., from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Public Meeting attendees are encouraged to register on-line to attend the meeting in person and via live webcast. You may also contact:

Courtney Treece
Planning Professionals Ltd.
1210 W. McDermott St., Suite 111
Allen, TX 75013
469-854-6992 (fax)

For general questions about the meeting, contact: 

Dr. Jeremiah Fasano
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-255)
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740

Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. 

Registration and Additional Information:

Please note the following important dates:

  • November 21, 2014:  Closing date for request to make oral comment  
  • November 21, 2014:  Closing date to request special accommodations due to a disability
  • December 2, 2014:  Closing date for advance registration
  • February 9, 2015:  Closing date to submit comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management

The comment period begins October 30, 2014.

To submit comments electronically to the docket, visit www.regulations.gov and enter FDA-2014-N-1497 in the search box.

To submit comments to the docket by mail, use the following address. Be sure to include docket number FDA-2014-N-1497 on each page of your written comments.

Division of Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

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