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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG66 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications  
Abstract:

This rule establishes 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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 384d    Pub. L. 111-353    sec 307 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act    21 U.S.C. 371    21 U.S.C. 381    21 U.S.C. 384b    ...   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial    10/31/2015 
Final  Statutory  Promulgate implementing regulations  07/00/2012 
Timetable:
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 
Final Action  10/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
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
Email: charlotte.christin@fda.hhs.gov