The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a draft methodological approach to identifying high-risk foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and will seek comments and scientific data to help refine it. FDA is required under Section 204(d)(2) of FSMA to designate high-risk foods for which additional record-keeping requirements are needed to rapidly and effectively track and trace such foods during foodborne illness outbreaks. The agency is seeking comment on alternative approaches for identifying these foods, the scoring system and how foods should be categorized. The comment period opens Feb. 4. A deadline has not been announced.