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FDA to host public meeting on Food Safety Modernization Act

The US Food and Drug Administration will host a public meeting on the recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, allowing those interested to discuss implementing preventative controls in petfood facilities.

The meeting, "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Preventative Controls for Factilites," will give FDA the chance to discuss information on preventative controls used by facilities to identify and address hazards associated with specific types of food and specific processes. The public will have an opportunity to provide information and share views for the development of guidance and regulations on preventive controls for food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food or animal food, including petfood. FDA speakers include: Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods; Murray Lumpkin, deputy commissioner for international programs; and Donald Kraemer and Daniel McChesney, chairs of the implementation team for preventive standards.

FDA's meeting will be held on April 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Great Room at White Oaks Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. The public should register to present remarks during the Open Public Comment session.

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