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.

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
November 6, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Request to make Oral Comment: by October 9, 2020
Registration Closes: October 28, 2020

Second Virtual Public Meeting
November 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
Request to make Oral Comment: by October 16, 2020
Registration Closes: November 6, 2020

Third Virtual Public Meeting
December 2, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
Request to make Oral Comment: by October 26, 2020
Registration Closes: November 18, 2020

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:

For additional information, see the Federal Register Notice announcing the meetings and the Meeting Page to register.