SNAFU — Food Safety Public Comment UpdateNovember 11th, 2013
(This Action Alert is over.)
If you are trying to comment on the FDA’s food safety rules, and are receiving an error message from the Regulations.gov web page — this is very frustrating! You have at least two options. You can continue to try commenting online using these two links:
- The Produce rule: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2011-N-0921-0199
- The Preventative Controls rule: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2011-N-0920-0188
Alternatively, you might also want to mail (the old-fashioned way), the FDA your food safety comments. This would need to be postmarked by Nov. 15 and sent to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All mailed comments must also include your name, organization (if any) and the appropriate docket number:
- For the Preventive Controls Rule: FDA-2011-N-0920 and RIN 0910-AG36
- For the Produce Rule: FDA-2011-N-0921 and RIN 0910-AG35
If you want to comment on both rules, you can mail them together but must label your comments with BOTH of those docket numbers.
We encourage you to keep trying to make your voice heard. The food produced by our nation’s best and safest farmers, and treasured by all of us, is worth the effort to protect.
This is a screenshot from November 10 of the FDA’s comment message. Note the date of the web page’s maintenance message.