FDA Further Extends Comment Period for the Laboratory Accreditation Program Proposed Rule Due to COVID-19
April 3, 2020
The FDA is extending the comment period for the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods proposed rule by an additional 90 days. The comment period had previously been extended until April 6, 2020. However due to the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency, the comment period will now close July 6, 2020.
Original Constituent Update
February 27, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period for the proposed rule to establish a laboratory accreditation program for the testing of human and animal food in certain circumstances by accredited laboratories.
The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2019, and comments were due by March 3, 2020. The comment period has now been extended until April 6, 2020.
The FDA is accommodating requests for an extension to provide stakeholders with additional time to fully consider the proposal and submit comments. The FDA is expected to send the final lab accreditation rule to the Federal Register by February 4, 2022.
For More Information
- FSMA Proposed Rule on Laboratory Accreditation
- FDA Publishes Proposed Rule to Establish Laboratory Accreditation Program for Food Testing