The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that agendas are available for the second and third Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-related public meetings on the Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. The meetings will be held:

The purpose of these public meetings is to discuss the proposed rule to establish current good manufacturing practice and to require hazard analysis and risk based preventive controls for food for animals. This proposed rule is one of several proposed rules that will establish the foundation of, and central framework for, the modern food safety system envisioned by Congress in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The meeting is also designed to solicit oral stakeholder and public comments on the proposed rules, inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and respond to questions about the proposed rules.

Each meeting is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the agenda format is the same for each meeting.

For general questions about the meeting, for assistance to register for the meeting, to request an opportunity to make an oral presentation, or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact: Aleta Sindelar, 7519 Standish Place, RM 133, Rockville, MD 20855; phone 240-276-9230; fax 240-276-9241; or email