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Proposed Fresh Produce Safety Rule Listening Session April 30

Published Apr. 8, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Apr. 30, 2013 | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Shisler Conference Center, OARDC
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH

 The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University Extension will be hosting a listening session on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Fresh Produce Safety Rule. 

The FDA FSMA was signed into law Jan. 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to incidents to preventing them. On Jan. 4, 2013, FDA issued two major proposed FSMA rules regarding preventive controls in human food and produce safety. The purpose of the listening session will be to provide industry an overview of the proposed produce safety rule, solicit comments, respond to questions, and inform the public about the rulemaking process.

Invited speakers include Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods & veterinary medicine, U.S. Food & Drug Administration; Steven Slack, associate vice president and director of OARDC; and officials from Ohio Department of Agriculture.

ODA has more information on the proposed rule, FDA fact sheets and event registration. Please note that due to limited space, registration for the event is requested. There is no cost for registration.  

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