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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG66 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Accreditation of Third Parties To Conduct Food Safety Audits and For Other Related Purposes 
Abstract: FDA is proposing regulations for accreditation of third-party auditors to conduct food safety audits. FDA is taking this action to improve the safety of food that is imported into the United States. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 21 USC 384d    PL 111-353    sec 307 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act    Other sections of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, as appropriate   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Promulgate implementing regulations  07/00/2012 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per Public Law 111-353, section 307, promulgate, within 18 months of enactment, certain implementing regulations for accreditation of third-party auditors to conduct food safety audits.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/29/2013  78 FR 45781   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/26/2013 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/20/2013  78 FR 69603   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  01/27/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charlotte A. Christin
Senior Advisor
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Building 1 Room 3222, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue,
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone:301 796-7526