F.D.A. schedules meeting to discuss import regs

by Keith Nunes
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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting to discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act (F.S.M.A.) and how it will affect importers. The meeting is scheduled for March 29 at the F.D.A.’s White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Md.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss implementation of the import safety provisions of the F.S.M.A. Specifically, the F.D.A. is seeking input on the development of regulations, guidance on importer verification, the voluntary qualified importer program, import certifications for food and third-party accreditation.

Notice of the meeting may be viewed by visiting http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-5942.pdf1.
Anyone interested in attending or presenting at the meeting may learn more by visiting http://www.blsmeetings.net/FDAImportSafety.

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