The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Proposed Rules for Produce Safety and for the Preventive Controls for Human Food Public Meeting. The first meeting in a series of three public meetings to be held on these FSMA proposals will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The next two meetings will be held in Chicago (March 11-12, 2013) and Portland (March 27-28, 2013).
The agenda format for all three meetings will be the same.
The meetings are designed to solicit public comments from stakeholders on the proposed rules, inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and respond to questions about the proposed rules.
Listening Sessions Schedule
February 28, 2013 – 8:30 am – 5 p.m.
March 1, 2013 – 8:30 am – 12 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Auditorium, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Wing 5 Entrance, Washington, D.C.
March 11, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 12, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
March 27, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 28, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Registration for these meetings will open at the time the meeting announcements appear in the Federal Register.