Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FDA's "Public" Meeting is MIA

From January 4, 2008:

"FDA is announcing its intention to schedule and hold a public meeting early in 2008 to obtain input from stakeholder groups, including, but not limited to, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), veterinary medical associations, animal health organizations, and pet food manufacturers for the development of ingredient, processing, and labeling standards to ensure the safety of pet food."

Attention Foxes! We've been mandated to make the hen house safer. Suggestions? Anyone?

"...FDA intends to hold a public meeting in the greater Rockville, MD area sometime within the first three months of 2008."

Going, going... It's March 18. Do you know where your FDA is?

"After the meeting, FDA will review all of the comments submitted to the docket..."

Right. Perfectly sensible. You wouldn't want comments from the public to be reviewed during the public meeting. That would muck the whole thing up. Better just to keep it small and sociable - friends and family only.


The entire FDA notice, including instructions for how the public can submit their comments (to be read after the fact) can be found in pdf format here.

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