Date: Apr 25, 2013

The FDA extended the comment period on the Produce Safety proposed rule and Preventative Controls proposed rule until Sept. 16, the agency announced Wednesday.

The comment period for both proposed rules was set to close on May 16th. The FDA granted the extension based on formal, written requests from many interested persons and groups, including a letter from industry partners, including Western Growers.

Written comments can be faxed to:
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, 202-395-7285
Or e-mailed to

To file electronic comments on the produce rule go to

To file electronic comments on the prevention rule go to

For more information or for assistance in preparing comments, please contact WG’s Hank Giclas or WG’s Sonia Salas.

WG Staff Contact

Hank Giclas
Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science & Technology

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