2002N-0278 - Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Reopening of Comment Period
FDA Comment Number : EC430
Submitter : Ms. Lisa DeVito Date & Time: 05/17/2004 06:05:54
Organization : Licensed Customs Broker
Private Industry
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Issue Areas/Comments
Because the system is clearly not working, we request that Phase Four implementation scheduled for August 13, 2004, be moved back at least 6 months to enable both FDA and entry filers to receive proper training.

"The Act was made into law to protect our food supply. As it stands now, it will not protect our food supply but will surely result in the refusal of a large amount of legitimate importations and in the unfair assessment of penalties against law abiding importers and entry filers.

"We request that Phase Four implementation of FDA Prior Notice requirement be postponed for six months."