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January 14, 2021

FDA Clarifies Food Traceability List; Publishes Food Traceability Proposed Rule FAQ

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has two notable updates regarding the proposed traceability rule.

Firstly, the agency included clarifications under the Food Traceability List; however, the agency did not revise which foods are actually on the list. FDA released a memo that outlines the specific edits.  

Secondly, FDA has published an FAQ document containing questions the agency has received regarding the proposed rule during public meetings, through the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Technical Assistance Network and other outreach engagements. The proposed rule comment period is extended to February 22, 2021.

Currently, Western Growers Science is working on comments to the agency and seeking input from members. Please email Sonia Salas (AVP of Science) at [email protected] if you have any comments and/or concerns about this proposed regulation that we should consider.

If you wish to submit a comment directly to the agency, visit, Docket ID: FDA-2014-N-0053.