FDA announces draft guidance on food facility registration
The FDA has announced the availability of draft guidance for industry entitled “Supplemental Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration.”
The guidance is a supplement to “Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Seventh Edition),” which was released in August. The Seventh Edition added questions and answers related to the following topics: The Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities final rule (Registration Final Rule) (81 FR 45912; July 14, 2016) that revised FDA’s registration regulation; Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (80 FR 55907; Sept. 17, 2015); and Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals (80 FR 56170; Sept. 17, 2015).
Electronic or written comments on the proposed supplemental guidance are due by Oct. 19. The draft can be downloaded from www.fda.gov/FoodGuidances.