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FDA to Hold Public Meeting FSMA Prevention-Oriented Import System Regulations and Implementation

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting March 21, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to discuss prevention-oriented import system regulations and implementation outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The public meeting will address import safety regulations and programs, as well as FSMA final rules regarding foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food for humans and animals and accreditation of third-party certification bodies. Participants will also be briefed on the status of FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program, which is still in development.

Meanwhile, participants will be given an opportunity to discuss FDA’s comprehensive planning effort for the next phase of FSMA implementation concerning import safety programs, including topics covering the operational framework for these programs and plans for guidance documents, training, education and technical assistance. The meeting will take place at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building located at 5100 Paint Branch Parkway in College Park, Maryland 20740. To register to attend the meeting in person or via live webcast, contact Courtney Treece at 704/258-4983 or e-mail ctreece@planningprofessionals.com.

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