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FDA Drafting Guidance on Listeria Monocytogenes

Food & Agribusiness, Property & Casualty

The Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of a revised draft guidance for industry entitled Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods.

This revised draft is intended for anyone who is subject to the regulation entitled Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food and who processes, packs, manufactures, or holds ready-to-eat foods. The intention of the draft is to provide guidance to persons and help them comply with the regulations to minimize or prevent the contamination of listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat foods. When completed, the draft will represent the FDA’s current thinking on the topic.

You Can Have a Voice in the FDA’s Final Guidance

In order to ensure consideration, the FDA is asking that all comments be submitted via electronic or written submission by July 26th, 2017.

To submit comments electronically, click on the link and follow the instructions for submitting comments.

To submit a comment via mail, please mail to:

Division of Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

For written/paper comments, the FDA will post your comment, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted marked and identified as confidential. Confidential submissions must be in written/paper submission form.

Learn more about M3’s Food & Agribusiness Industry Expertise or ask your M3 Account Executive if this regulation impacts your operations.

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