When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule in January 2013, the agency’s original provisions that dealt with supplier verification, environmental monitoring and finished product pathogen testing had all been stripped out of the rule by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). While stripped out, the details of what FDA had intended to require later became clear when FDA released the redlined OMB draft. Since then, IDFA has been aggressive in explaining to rule makers what makes sense and what doesn’t for the dairy industry.
On September 19, FDA released supplemental proposed rules that include requirements on those previously stripped-out details, plus domestic and foreign supplier verification and preventive controls for animal food and feed.
Did IDFA get through to federal officials, or is FDA proposing exactly what IDFA fought hard against?
To help members better understand the supplemental proposals, IDFA is hosting a free webinar for members on October 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “Making Sense of FDA's New Preventive Controls and Supplier Verification Proposals,” sponsored by Alchemy Systems, will feature an interactive presentation by Joseph Levitt and Elizabeth Fawell, of Hogan Lovells US LLP, IDFA’s outside legal counsel. They will provide detailed analysis and guidance on what to expect next year when the final rules are published.
Laura Nelson, vice president of technical services and business development, Alchemy Systems, will provide valuable advice on how to demonstrate FSMA compliance through proper recordkeeping. John Allan, vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, IDFA, will moderate the discussion.
For details and to register, visit the webinar microsite.
For more information, contact Maria Velasco, assistant, meetings and educational services, IDFA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.