Technical difficulties kept part of the regulations.gov website down for the majority of Nov. 12, with days left to comment on the Produce Safety and Preventative Controls rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
“We are aware of the technical problems that regulations.gov has been experiencing, which has affected rulemaking government-wide. This situation has prevented some people from filing comments electronically on the FSMA proposed rules for produce safety and preventive controls for human foods, both of which are closing for comment this Friday, Nov. 15,” the FDA said in a release to constituents. “Please note that the website is now up and running but that we will continue to monitor this situation. Your comments are important to us. Be assured that if technical issues should reoccur and you are unable to file your comments electronically by Friday, Nov. 15, we will find a way to ensure that your comments are received and considered.”
For more information on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, visit http://www.fda.gov/fsma.
Source: FDA release