Jay Sjerven

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 13 issued a draft guidance for industry for “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods.” The draft guidance updates the guidance for industry titled “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in refrigerated or frozen ready-to-eat foods” that was issued in February 2008. The current document reflects consideration of public comments made on the earlier draft guidance. Additionally, with its emphasis on prevention, the revised draft guidance is consistent with the F.D.A. Food Safety Modernization Act.

The updated document was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 17. Its publication commenced a 180-day period during which the F.D.A. will accept public comments.

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With its emphasis on prevention, the draft guidance is consistent with the F.D.A. Food Safety Modernization Act.

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