The US Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period for four proposed food-safety manufacturing rules by 60 days, until mid-November.
The agency is giving food industry pros and civilians more time to weigh in on four rules, all affecting various aspects of food processing and safety. FDA representatives state that this second extension of the comment period will be the last.
According to the FDA, the extension gives food processing professionals, members of the public, and any other interested parties the chance to consider the interrelationship between two proposals published in January, and two new rules proposed at the end of July.
All four rules are central to the Food Safety Modernization Act. To learn more about the rules or submit comment, visit the FSMA page here.