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Take action now: submit food safety comments

If you are a producer of organic produce or a manufacturer/processor of organic food intended for human consumption, FDA’s proposed food safety regulations will likely impact you. Now is the time to submit comments and influence the most significant piece of food safety regulation in 70 years. Once implemented, FDA’s proposed food safety requirements will […]

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FDA issues animal food safety rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released for comment a proposed rule aimed at improving the safety of animal and pet food. Under the proposed Preventive Controls for Food for Animal Rule, facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold animal feed and pet food would be required to develop and implement a formal plan for […]

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Comments extended for import and third-party certification

FDA will soon announce a 60-day extension of the comment period on proposed rules for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals and Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits to Issue Certifications. The current comment period for both proposed rules is scheduled to end Nov. 26, and […]

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Countdown to Food Safety comment deadline: Take Action Now!

The deadline to comment is Friday, November 15, before midnight Eastern. If you are a producer of organic produce or a manufacturer/processor of organic food intended for human consumption, this action alert applies to you. Now is the time to submit comments and influence the most significant piece of food safety regulation in 70 years. Once […]

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Sample letters make it simple to weigh in

Use OTA’s sample letters as a start for your own comments. The italicized portions at the beginning will help personalize your comments. You may refer to OTA’s comments if you would like to re-emphasize our primary concerns and recommendations. Sample Letter to FDA on the Proposed Produce Safety Rule. Sample Letter to FDA on the […]

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OTA’s talking points and draft comments are now available

OTA’s draft comments on both rules are now posted online. Final comments will be submitted to FDA on November 15. In addition to sample letters, OTA has also prepared Talking Points to assist members who want to comment directly to FDA. Produce Safety Rule: OTA’s Talking Points on the Produce Safety Rule OTA’s Talking Points on […]

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Instructions on submitting comments to FDA

OTA has outlined detailed instructions for submitting comments to FDA Online, or written comments via U.S. mail.  Click on these direct links to post comments on FDA Online: Produce Safety Rule: FDA-2011-N-0921 Preventive Control Rule: FDA-2011-N-0920.

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FDA issues animal food safety rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released for comment a proposed rule aimed at improving the safety of animal and pet food. Under the proposed Preventive Controls for Food for Animal Rule, facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold animal feed and pet food would be required to develop and implement a formal […]

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Public meetings on the animal food safety rule

FDA will hold three public meetings on the Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food Facilities. The first meeting will be held November 21 at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, MD. The second meeting will be November 25 at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, IL. […]

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Countdown on food safety comments

The November 15 comment deadline for FDA’s proposed food safety regulations is quickly approaching! OTA is actively working to draft comments based on member feedback, and we invite you to weigh in on how the proposed food safety practices may affect your operations. To assist this process, OTA is providing members with a presentation on our […]

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