FDA sets up links for FSMA comments
FDA has established two links for comment on the proposed rules to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rules were published in the Federal Register on Jan. 16.
Comments can be submitted to FDA or at the regulations.gov portal by the due date of May 16.
The first rule, called “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption,” can be found on the Federal Register here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-16/html/2013-00123.htm. The other, “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” is here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-16/html/2013-00125.htm.
The rules will become effective only after the comments are reviewed and the final rules published in the Federal Register, along with established compliance dates.