After its successful initiatives paid off in preventing costly registration fees from being included in the Food Safety Modernization Act, ABA recently had the opportunity to testify in support of FSMA's warehouse exemption during FDA stakeholder meetings on FSMA's Proposed Rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food Facilities.
ABA Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs Lee Sanders highlighted the victory on the warehouse exemption language and recommendations for further streamlining of resources to exempt innovation centers from preventive controls. ABA also took the opportunity to voice its support for risk-based, voluntary environmental monitoring and use of cGMPS for eliminate allergen cross contact. Click here for ABA’s full statement.
Besides the public comment session, there was also an overview of the proposed rule outlined by Donald Kraemer, Senior Advisor, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Additionally there was an analysis of the economic impacts by David Vardon, PhD, Senior Economist, Division of Social Sciences, CSFAN, Office of regulations, Policy and Social Sciences. Michael Taylor, Esq., Deputy FDA Commissioner for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Safety closed the meeting with a look ahead towards the implementation and the need for partnership with both industry and the states.
For questions, please contact Ms. Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.