The US Food and Drug Administration extended comment periods on proposed rules for Preventative Controls and Produce Safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The comment periods have been extended until September 16.

The extended comment periods apply to proposed rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food (Preventative Controls proposed rule) and Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (Produce Safety proposed rule).

The proposed rules are the first of five that would establish a foundation and central framework for a modern food safety system under FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act. The three other proposed rules are under review, including: Preventative Controls for Animal Food, Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors.