FDA issued Federal Register notices to extend the comment periods on the proposed rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food, and Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption for 60 additional days until November 15.
This is the second and final extension of the comment period for these two rules, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The extension of the comment period also applies to the information collection provisions associated with the proposed rules.
FDA extended the comment periods to allow those interested the opportunity to consider the interrelationships between the proposals, published January 16, and the two new proposed rules, published July 29. These new rules include the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals, and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications.
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
What you need to keep your manufacturing line clean, safe and contaminant-free
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
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