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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act:

Proposed Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies; Public Meeting

Sponsored by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Purpose:

To discuss two proposed rules aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically. The Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) proposal establishes standards for importers to verify that their foreign suppliers are implementing the modern, prevention-oriented food safety practices called for by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and achieving the same level of food safety as domestic growers and processors.

The second rule on the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies is meant to strengthen the quality, objectivity, and transparency of private food safety audits on which many U.S. food companies and importers currently rely to help manage the safety of their global food supply chains. The purpose of the public meeting is to solicit oral stakeholder and public comments on the proposed rules, to inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data, and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and to respond to questions about the proposed rules.

Miami

October 10, 2013: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
October 11, 2013: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Onsite Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Location:

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

 

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Long Beach

October 22, 2013: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
October 23, 2013: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Onsite Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Location:

Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90831

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