The California Department of Food and Agriculture is hosting a listening session on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) in Sacramento, California, on Thursday November 6, 2014. The event is sponsored by Western Growers and several other agriculture organizations and is intended to provide industry with an overview of the updated proposed rules, solicit comments, respond to questions, and inform the public about the rulemaking process.
Invited speakers include: Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods & Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
The listening session will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 1209 L St, Sacramento, and is scheduled as follows: Updated Proposed Rule for Produce Safety from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Updated Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; and the Updated Proposed Rule for Preventative Controls for Animal Food from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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