The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reached this settlement of the new deadlines for publishing final rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Environmental Health.
The settlement also removes any prior deadlines for public comment periods, which CFS says <http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2919/victory-your-food-will-be-safer-thanks-to-center-for-food-safety-lawsuit> will allow for “more robust public participation throughout the rulemaking process.”
FDA Reaches Settlement Regarding New Deadlines for Publishing Final FSMA Rules
Aug. 30, 2015, for preventive controls for human food and preventive controls for animal food;The new deadlines are:
October 31, 2015, for produce safety, foreign supplier verification program, and third-party accreditation;
March 31, 2016, for sanitary transport; and
May 31, 2016, for intentional adulteration.