August 1, 2018
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has reached out to state agricultural commissioners, secretaries and directors to update them on progress made on issues of joint interest related to implementation of the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Dr. Gottlieb stressed at both the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting and the winter policy conference that he values the partnership that FDA has with NASDA. He has committed to communicating with state agriculture leaders about the ongoing work that is taking place to successfully implement the produce rule.
The commissioner’s letter covers updates in the areas of rule-making and implementation preparedness.