2004D-0065 - Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Interim Final Rule on Prior Notice of Imported Food (Edition 2); Availability
FDA Comment Number : EC5
Submitter : Mrs. Janice Kleiner Date & Time: 06/10/2004 05:06:03
Organization : Horizon Air
International Industry
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
Horizon Air is a regional airline that provides snacks and beverages to the traveling public.

We are concerned about the potential effect of the Prior Notice regulations on the day-to-day operation of our airline. We understand the necessity to protect this country from terrorist activity and support reasonable measures to ward off any bioterrorist threat to our food supply. However, we do not understand the need for alerting the Food and Drug Administration and/or the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that there will be some leftover unopened cans of soda (most manufactured domestically)on flights inbound to the U.S. and intended for use on later flights. There is no danger to the American public from this operation.

We ask that the rule clearly exempt all beverages used for service aboard airlines.

Respectfully submitted,
Janice Kleiner
Food and Beverage Manager