Public Meeting - March 21, 2016

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Prevention - Oriented Import System Regulations and Implementation Public Meeting
Docket No. FDA-2015-N-0797

Sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Date: March 21, 2016: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attendee Check-In: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Location: FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building Auditorium
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, Maryland 20740

Purpose: The public meeting will provide importers and other interested persons an opportunity to discuss import safety regulations and programs, including final rules for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVPs) for importers of food for humans and animals (the FSVP final rule) and accreditation of third-party certification bodies (the third-party certification final rule). Participants will be briefed on the status of FDA's Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is still in development. The public meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss FDA's comprehensive planning effort for the next phase of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act implementation relating to import safety programs, which includes establishing the operational framework for these programs, and plans for guidance documents, training, education, and technical assistance.


Please note the following important dates:

March 7, 2016:Closing date to Request to make a Public Comment
March 7, 2016:Closing date to Request Special Accommodations due to a Disability
March 14, 2016:Closing date for Advance Registration
We have reached room capacity for this meeting and registration for in person attendance is now closed. On-site registration will not be available. Registration to attend via live webcast is still open. To register for the webcast, please complete a registration form by clicking on the yellow registration button located above. Early registration is encouraged as webcast capacity is limited.

Please note that advance registration for in person attendance is now closed; however, on-site registration will be available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. In addition, registration to attend via live webcast is still open. To register for the webcast, please click on the yellow registration button located above and complete the registration form. A recording of the webcast as well as written transcript will be posted to the FDA website once they become available following the meeting.


Public Meeting attendees are encouraged to register on-line to attend the meeting in person or via live webcast. For questions about registration, to register orally, or to submit a notice of participation by mail, fax, or by e-mail, contact: Courtney Treece, Planning Professionals Ltd., 1210 W. McDermott, Suite 111, Allen, TX 75013, phone: 704-258-4983, fax: 469-854-6992, e-mail:

For questions about the meeting and to request special accommodations due to a Disability, contact: Juanita Yates, phone: 240-402-1731, e-mail:

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