October 6, 2020

FDA to hold virtual meetings to discuss proposed traceability rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be holding a series of three virtual one-day public meetings to discuss the recently released proposed rule “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.”

The purpose of the public meetings is to discuss the proposed rule, which was issued under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. These public meetings are intended to facilitate and support the public’s evaluation and commenting process on the proposed rule.

(In addition to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, the proposed list of foods includes all fresh-cut fruits and vegetables and ready-to-eat deli salads.)

The public meetings will be held according to the schedule below. The times for each meeting have been adjusted to provide persons in different regions of the country an opportunity to comment.

First Virtual Public Meeting

Nov. 6, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST

Please note the following important dates:

  • Request to make Oral Comment: Oct. 9, 2020
  • Registration Closes: Oct. 28, 2020

Register for the meeting

Second Virtual Public Meeting

Nov. 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST

Please note the following important dates:

  • Request to make Oral Comment: Oct. 16, 2020
  • Registration Closes: Nov. 6, 2020

Register for the meeting

Third Virtual Public Meeting

Dec. 2, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. EST

Please note the following important dates:

  • Request to make Oral Comment: Oct. 26, 2020
  • Registration Closes: Nov. 18, 2020

Register for the meeting

Registration is required to attend one of the virtual meetings. Space is limited so please register early. For general questions about the meetings, contact Juanita Yates, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition,
e-mail: [email protected].

For additional information, see the Federal Register Notice announcing the meetings.




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