Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of revised Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 540.700 Processed and/or Blended Seafood Products (CPG 7108.16) (the CPG). The CPG provides guidance for FDA staff on FDA's labeling requirements for processed and blended seafood products.
Submit written or electronic comments regarding the CPG at any time.
Submit written comments on the CPG to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written requests for single copies of the CPG to the Division of Compliance Policy (HFC-230), Office of Enforcement, Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Send two self-addressed adhesive labels to assist that office in processing your request, or fax your request to 240-632-6861. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the CPG.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Catalina Ferre-Hockensmith, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-820), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-2371.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In the Federal Register of July 26, 1985 (50 FR 30523), FDA made available Compliance Policy Guide 7108.16, which was subsequently renumbered and renamed Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 540.700 Processed and/or Blended Seafood Products (CPG 7108.16). FDA has revised the CPG. The CPG provides guidance for FDA staff on FDA's labeling requirements for processed and blended seafood products. The CPG also contains information that may be useful to the regulated industry and to the public.
FDA is issuing the revisions to the CPG as Level 2 guidance under FDA's good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). Consistent with FDA's good guidance practices regulation, the agency will accept comments on the CPG at any time. The CPG represents the agency's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternate approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.
Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding the document. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please note that on January 15, 2008, the FDA Division of Dockets Management Web site transitioned to the Federal Dockets Management System (FDMS). FDMS is a Government-wide, electronic docket management system. Electronic comments or submissions will be accepted by FDA only through FDMS at http://www.regulations.gov.
III. Electronic Access
Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the CPG from FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs history page. It may be accessed at http://www.fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/cpg/cpgfod/cpg540-700.html.Start Signature
Dated: November 14, 2008.
Michael A. Chappell,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-27969 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]
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