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FDA Holding Three Public Meetings on FSMA Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs

FDA Holding Three Public Meetings on FSMA Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs

Constituent Update

May 6, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today three one-day public meetings, entitled “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs.” The public meetings will be held in different regions throughout the United States to provide importers and other interested persons an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion on the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) import safety programs, (i.e. foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) for importers of food for humans and animals, accreditation of third-party certification bodies and FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP)). During these meetings, participants and key FDA subject matter experts will discuss the next phase of FSMA implementation related to import safety programs, which includes establishing the operational framework for these programs and plans for guidance documents, training, education, and technical assistance. The purpose of the regional outreach public meetings is to continue the dialogue with the importer community on FSMA and elicit ideas that will help to inform the FDA and our stakeholders on how to continue to work together to successfully comply with FSMA mandates and regulations.

Public Meeting attendees are encouraged to register online to attend the meeting in person. For questions about registering for the meeting or to register by phone, contact Peggy Walker at 214-384-0667, FAX: 469-854-6992, e-mail: pwalker@planningprofessionals.com. Early registration is strongly recommended because seating is limited.

For general questions about the meeting, or request special accommodations due to a disability, contact Juanita Yates, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 240-402-1731, e-mail: Juanita.yates@fda.hhs.gov.

First Public Meeting: June 7, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Hilton Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Please note the following important dates:

  • May 25, 2016: Closing date to request special accommodations due to a Disability
  • May 26, 2016: Closing date for Registration
Second Public Meeting: June 15, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel
801 Rutherford Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Please note the following important dates:

  • June 2, 2016: Closing date to request special accommodations due to a Disability
  • June 3, 2016: Closing date for Registration
Third Public Meeting: June 21, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Downtown Fort Shelby
525 W Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

Please note the following important dates:

  • June 9, 2016: Closing date to request special accommodations due to a Disability
  • June 10, 2016: Closing date for Registration
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