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FSMAInfo Week in Review: FDA, Vermont AAFM, India

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FSMAInfo Week in Review: FDA, Vermont AAFM, India

March 12, 2016
By Ken Briodagh
Editorial Director

Hey folks, I hope you’re all having a great week. We here at FSMAInfo Week in Review are ready to run down the big stories from the last week on the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for those of you who haven’t had a chance to keep up with us daily. Here on, we aim to be the best resource for supply chain logistics companies trying to ready for full implementation of FSMA.

And now, the news:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor is leaving the FDA on June 1, 2016. As part of a succession plan that ensures both continuity in the program and strong new leadership for the future, Dr. Stephen Ostroff will become the second Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine upon Taylor’s departure.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) will hold three workshops on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rules on March 31 in Montpelier, April 4 in Burlington, and April 5 in Rutland. These workshops will provide an overview of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, which affects farms that grow, harvest, pack or hold fresh produce.

In a recent blog post on FDAVoice, Howard Sklamberg, deputy commissioner for global regulatory operations and policy, FDA, he wrote that the FDA is reaching out to international partners and stakeholders to discuss implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Well, there’s your roundup for this week, friends. That’s not all that we covered on, however, so make sure you click over and check it out. Come back next week for all the FSMA news, or just get the highlights in next week’s Week in Review. For now, have a Happy Holidays and eat safe.

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