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Register Now for FDA Public Meeting on FSMA

The third public meeting hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 at the FDA’s White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD.

This meeting will focus on inspections and compliance provisions of the new federal law.  Previous meetings, held on March 29 and April 20, dealt with the import and preventive controls provisions under FSMA.

Members of the public will be able to attend three of four breakout sessions, as well as provide information and share views that will help the FDA write guidance and regulations addressing: enforcement authorities; frequency and targeting of facility inspections; manner of inspection in a preventive controls environment; and enhancement of the Reportable Food Registry (RFR).

FDA speakers will include:

Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for Foods

Dara Corrigan, associate commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

Barbara Cassens, chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance

Howard Sklamberg, vice chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance

Roberta Wagner, vice chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance

Preregister to participate at the meeting in Silver Spring or preregister for the Webcast at http://www.blsmeetings.net/FDAInspection&Compliance. Although registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the meeting, early registration is advised because the facility can accommodate only 200 people.

The meeting location is the FDA White Oak Campus, The Great Room, Building 31, Room 1503, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20993

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  • hhamil

    “…the facility can accommodate only 200 people.”
    Every meeting on the implementation of the FSMA has been held in Washington and now the first one that affects the vast majority of growers, processors, distributors and storage facilities is being held in facilities that can accommodate 200 people.
    How many seats will be left after the supporters of the legislation and larger businesses (which have been waiting for the notice) have registered?
    This perfectly illustrates how little the FDA desires input and one of the weaknesses in the FSMA that the local, healthy food movement pointed out but none of the supporters had ears to hear..
    Will the new FSN decry this travesty or continue the old FSN practice of not adequately critiquing much of anything about the FSMA?

  • Harry Hamil

    “…the facility can accommodate only 200 people.”
    Every meeting on the implementation of the FSMA has been held in Washington and now the first one that affects the vast majority of growers, processors, distributors and storage facilities is being held in facilities that can accommodate 200 people.
    How many seats will be left after the supporters of the legislation and larger businesses (which have been waiting for the notice) have registered?
    This perfectly illustrates how little the FDA desires input and one of the weaknesses in the FSMA that the local, healthy food movement pointed out but none of the supporters had ears to hear..
    Will the new FSN decry this travesty or continue the old FSN practice of not adequately critiquing much of anything about the FSMA?

  • dangermaus

    Harry –
    Just shut up and eat it like a good boy. The grown-ups will take care of this for us. (sarcasm, obviously)