Friday, August 9, 2013

FDA Extends Comment Period for FSMA Regulations

On August 8, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Federal Register notices that the comment periods for the “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” proposed rule and “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption” proposed rule are extended until November 15, 2013.

The Preventive Controls for Human Foods proposed rule contains provisions requiring hazard analysis and risk based preventive controls as well as revisions to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements found in 21 CFR part 110.

The Produce Safety proposed rule sets science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce on farms. Please see our previous blog post on the Produce Safety proposed rule for more information.

Please visit the FDA’s website and the Federal Register concerning the two proposed rules for further information.
Written by Sarah Doyle - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
August 9, 2013

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