FDA Extends FSMA Comments To Nov. 22

In light of technical difficulties this week on the regulations.gov website, the FDA has extended the Produce Safety and Preventative Controls rule comment period to Nov. 22.

The Produce Safety and Preventative Controls components of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) were first published in January.

The FDA released a statement today:

“We are very interested in your comments on the proposed rule on produce safety and preventive controls for human food and have made every effort to encourage input since they were first published in January 2013. Our efforts include extending the comment period twice, holding three public meetings, and visiting farms across the country.

That is why we are concerned about the intermittent technical difficulties that have occurred in November with the website http://www.regulations.gov, which have prevented some people from submitting comments. We know that these difficulties are inconvenient and very frustrating.

For that reason, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to comment, FDA is providing more time for comments on both the proposed rule on produce safety and preventive controls for human food for an additional 7 days. This means that the close of the comment period, which was scheduled for today, Nov. 15, will now be Nov. 22.

We are expediting publication of a notice in the Federal Register. You can continue to submit your comments at http://www.regulations.gov.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to receiving your comments.”

Follow these links to comment the Preventative Controls and Produce Safety rules.

For more information on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, visit http://www.fda.gov/fsma.

Source: FDA release

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