FSMA intentional adulteration meetings scheduled

food_skewer_blogThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled meetings to take comments on and address questions surrounding the agency’s new intentional adulteration rule.

The Proposed Rule for Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (also known as the food defense rule) aims to protect the U.S. food supply against intentional adulteration that causes public harm, such as a terrorist attack.  It is the sixth proposed rule to come from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The meeting schedule is as follows:

First meeting
Feb. 20 — 8:30–3 p.m.
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Wiley Auditorium
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, Md.


Second meeting
Feb. 27 — 8:30–2:30 p.m.
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill.


Third meeting
March 13 — 8:30–2:30 p.m.
Sheraton Park Hotel
1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, Calif.

Public attendees should register online or by contacting  Nick Cane, Nakamoto Group, Inc., 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 240, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240-357-1176, fax: 301-468-6536, e-mail: Nick.Cane@nakamotogroup.com. Due to limited seating, early registration is recommended. The meetings also will be available via webcast.

For more information and key deadlines, please click here.

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