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FDA Solicits Feedback on Milk Product Exporters List

Jun 28, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration announced this month it is soliciting comments on information collected for its lists of U.S. milk product manufacturers and processors with interest in exporting. FDA provides lists that include U.S. dairy companies that want to export their products and are in good standing with the agency to other countries to help companies quickly receive eligibility to export in those markets.

FDA invited industry comments on the following topics:

  • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • The accuracy of FDA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.

FDA also requested feedback on a new electronic registry, designed to allow manufacturers and processors of milk products to electronically request inclusion on the export lists.

IDFA invites interested members to submit comments to FDA on behalf of their companies.

View the request for comments,“Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Establishing and Maintaining Lists of U.S. Milk Product Manufacturers/Processors With Interest in Exporting,” on the Federal Register website.

Members with questions may contact Beth Hughes, IDFA director of international affairs, at bhughes@idfa.org.
 
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