FDA Extends Comment Period on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

Nov 25, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period by 15 days to allow stakeholders more time to provide input on the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. The comment period was set to close on November 20, 2019, 30 days after the October 21 public meeting on this new approach that FDA is planning to take to strengthen its protection of the food supply.

The comment period will now close on December 5, 2019 in response to requests for additional time to submit comments.

Comments can be submitted electronically to the Federal Register (Docket Number: FDA-2019-N-4187) or in writing to: Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

The input received at the public meeting, and in comments submitted to the accompanying Federal Register docket, will help shape an FDA Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety. We intend for the blueprint to outline how this new approach will address public health challenges, including being able to trace sources of contaminated foods and using new predictive analytics tools like artificial intelligence to assess risks and prioritize the agency’s work and resources.

FDA is working toward enhancing its ongoing efforts to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by creating a more digital, traceable, and safer system to help protect consumers from contaminated food.

To learn more about the New Era, read an interview with Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, in which he explains what this means for the future of FDA’s food safety mission. And visit the New Era of Smarter Food Safety page on fda.gov for related communications and resources.


636530147572900000

About Michelle Shapiro

Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

More posts by Michelle Shapiro

Related Posts

Coronavirus COVID 19
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Research & Reports

Environmental Health & COVID-19 Resource Roundup:...

As part of the National Association of County and City Health Officials’...

Jan 19, 2021 | Anu Varma

Environmental Health & COVID-19 Resource Roundup:...

Viral hepatitis logo
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

HHS Releases National Plan for Hepatitis Elimination

On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

Jan 19, 2021 | Kat Kelley

HHS Releases National Plan for Hepatitis Elimination

Si neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Funding Opportunity
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Funding Opportunity: Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Test of Cure...

NACCHO will fund up to 4 local health departments (LHDs) up to $100,000 each to...

Jan 19, 2021 | Rebekah Horowitz

Funding Opportunity: Pharyngeal Gonorrhea Test of Cure...

Capitol Building
  • Press Release
  • Immunization

NACCHO Statement on President-Elect Biden’s American...

NACCHO’s Statement on President-Elect Biden’s American Rescue & Vaccine Plans...

Jan 19, 2021 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO Statement on President-Elect Biden’s American...

Doctor 563428 640
  • COVID-19
  • Health in All Policies
  • Leadership
  • Workforce Development

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is the importance of preparedness....

Jan 15, 2021 | Guest Author

Preparing Your Local Health Department for the Future

Covid
  • COVID-19
  • Immunization

Dosing intervals for COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine

On January 6, CDC revised Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA...

Jan 14, 2021 | Beth Hess

Dosing intervals for COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine

  • Opportunity

APHA 2021 Call for Abstracts is Open

Submit an abstract to present and share research with public health leaders and...

Jan 13, 2021 | Anu Varma

APHA 2021 Call for Abstracts is Open

CRC Sim PLER
  • Webinar
  • Emergency Response

CRC SimPLER: A Practice Workshop

To introduce CRC SimPLER, ASTHO and the National Alliance for Radiation...

Jan 11, 2021 | Beth Hess

CRC SimPLER: A Practice Workshop

Coronavirus COVID 19
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Epidemiology

COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit

The CDC Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) recently released the...

Jan 11, 2021 | Beth Hess

COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit

Back to Top