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    Austin, TX 78714-9347


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Draft/Proposed Rule for Comment

FDA Proposes New Food Safety Standards for Foodborne Illness Prevention and Produce Safety
The FDA today proposed two new food safety rules that help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are available for public comment for the next 120 days. The FDA encourages Americans to review and comment on these important proposed rules.

The link to the proposed rules is as follows: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm334156.htm
Additional information on the FDA FSMA can also be obtained at the following FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/default.htm

Draft/Proposed Rule for Comment

TITLE 25. Health Services
Part 1. Department of State Health Services
Chapter 231. Requests for Information or Official Determination on Food Regulation
New §§231.1 - 231.4

The Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission, on behalf of the Department of State Health Services (department), proposes the §§231.1 - 231.4 concerning requests for information or official determination on food regulation.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted to Lewis Ressler, Foods Group, Policy, Standards and Quality Assurance Unit, Environmental and Consumer Safety Section, Division for Regulatory Services, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1987, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, 512-834-6670 extension 2162, or by email to lewis.ressler@dshs.state.tx.us. Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of the proposal in the Texas Register.

Select the link below to view or print draft food licensing rule

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Last updated December 12, 2013