FDA today issued Federal Register notices to extend the comment periods on the proposed rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food, known as the Preventive Controls proposed rule, and the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, or Produce Safety proposed rule. The extended comment period will end September 16, 2013.
These proposals, originally published for comment in January, are the first of five proposed rules that would establish the foundation and framework for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The other proposed rules –Preventive Controls for Animal Food, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and Accreditation of Third Party Auditors – are under review.
“We are delighted that we will have the additional time to review the proposal and develop comments on the complex issues it raises,” said Clay Detlefsen, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs.
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