FDA predicts major FSMA roll out in January, labeling rules in February
Monday December 31 2012
If FDA's semi-annual regulatory plan is to be trusted, January should be the month the agency rolls out five FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules, followed by key food label changes in February.
FDA's latest agenda, included in the December 21 Federal Register under the title of the FDA's parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), predicts it will publish regulations on the following FSMA provisions in January: produce safety standards (sect. 105); hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for animal feed and human foods (sect. 103); the foreign supplier verification program (sect. 301) and the third-party audit accreditation program.
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