The United Fresh Produce Association and 21 other organizations have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the comment period for 90 days – to Aug. 29, 2014 – for the proposed on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, according to Food Safety Magazine. The proposed rule would require those who transport food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of food. Currently, comments on the proposed rule are due by May 31. The proposed rule, which is required by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), would help maintain the safety of both human and animal food during transportation by establishing criteria, e.g., conditions and practices, training and record keeping, for the sanitary transportation of food.
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