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NEWS | December 17, 2020

FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Traceability Proposed Rule

By Staff

FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Traceability Proposed Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule entitled “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” and reopening the comment period for the information collection provisions until February 22, 2021. 

The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2020, and included a 120-day comment period for the proposal and a 60-day comment period for the information collection provisions, which closed on November 23, 2020. FDA previously signaled its intention to extend the comment period for the information collection provisions after hearing concerns from several stakeholders that more time was needed to adequately review and analyze those provisions with consideration to the entire proposed rule. The announcement today formally reopens and extends the comment period for the information collection provisions and extends the comment period for the entire rule. Both comment periods are now aligned and will close on February 22, 2021. 

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