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Overview of FDA's Proposed Rule to Implement FSMA's Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications

by Deborah C. Attwood
Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office

Melvin S. Drozen
Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office

Evangelia C. Pelonis
Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office

August 9, 2013

Previously published on August 1, 2013

On July 29, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule regarding the accreditation of third-parties. The proposed rule implements Section 307 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which added Section 808 to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Section 808 directs FDA to establish a program for accrediting third-parties to conduct food safety audits and issue certifications for facilities and food.


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