FDA to Hold Meeting on FSMA Inspections and Compliance Implementation
Published: May 19, 2011
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June 6 Public Meeting on FSMA and Inspections/Compliance
We are pleased to give you advance notice that you can register to attend the public meeting entitled "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Inspections and Compliance Provisions." This meeting is sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration's Food Program.
This public meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, with registration open at 7:30 a.m. The meeting location is on the FDA White Oak Campus, The Great Room, Building 31, Room 1503, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20993. This is the third public meeting FDA has held on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The previous meetings, held on March 29 and April 20, 2011, focused on the import and preventive controls provisions under FSMA.
The Federal Register notice announcing this meeting is expected to publish within the next two weeks.
The purpose of this public meeting is to provide interested persons an opportunity to discuss implementation of the inspections and compliance provisions of the recently enacted FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The public will have an opportunity to provide information and share views that will inform the development of guidance and regulations and/or the implementation of: Enforcement Authorities; Frequency and Targeting of Facility Inspections; Manner of Inspection in a Preventive Controls Environment; and Enhancement of the Reportable Food Registry (RFR).
We would like to highlight a few early FDA speakers on the agenda:
· Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods
· Dara Corrigan, Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs
· Barbara Cassens, Chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance
· Howard Sklamberg, Vice Chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance
· Roberta Wagner, Vice Chair, Implementation Team for Inspections and Compliance
Meeting participants will be able to attend three of four breakout sessions addressing Enforcement Authorities, Frequency and Targeting of Facility Inspections, Manner of Inspection in a Preventive Controls Environment, and Enhancement of the Reportable Food Registry (RFR). Each breakout session will be 75 minutes.
Registration for this meeting is now open. You can pre-register to participate at the meeting on location or pre-register for the Webcast at http://www.blsmeetings.net/FDAInspection&Compliance. Please register early as the facility can only accommodate 200 people.
To keep current on our activities to implement the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, please join the email outreach list at www.fda.gov/fsma.