FDA Constituent Update - FDA Seeks Public Comments, Data and Information on Assessing the Risk of Raw Manure as Fertilizer

Monday, March 07, 2016 3:51 PM | Anonymous

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting input from stakeholders as it develops the framework for a risk assessment on the use of raw manure and other biological soil amendments of animal origin as fertilizer on produce farms. Before starting the assessment, the agency wants the help of stakeholders in the produce industry, the animal agriculture industry, academia and members of the public in developing the model for this work. A notice published in the Federal Register requests public comments and scientific data and information, including information about how farms use raw manure and what strategies should be considered to reduce public health risk.  The Constituent Update addressing this announcement can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm482435.htm

For More Information

Link to FR Notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/03/04/2016-04712/requests-for-information-risk-assessment-of-foodborne-illness-associated-with-pathogens-from-produce

Link to Q&A with Samir Assar: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm482426.htm

Link to Produce Rule page: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

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