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USA - USDA Food and Drug Administration Risk Assessment on Norovirus in Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish: request for comments and for scientific data and information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is undertaking a collaboration with Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Environment Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, to conduct a quantitative food safety risk assessment on norovirus in bivalve molluscan shellfish, specifically, oysters, clams, and mussels. FDA, on behalf of the collaborative team, is requesting submission of comments and scientific data and information that would assist in the development of the risk assessment

October 30, 2011

The U.S.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is undertaking a collaboration with Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Environment Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, to conduct a quantitative food safety risk assessment on norovirus in bivalve molluscan shellfish, specifically, oysters, clams, and mussels. FDA, on behalf of the collaborative team, is requesting submission of comments and scientific data and information that would assist in the development of the risk assessment.

Submit either electronic or written comments, scientific data and information to Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0731 by January 18, 2012, through http://www.regulations.gov or to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

For further information contact Jane M. Van Doren, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS—005), Food and Drug Administration, 5100
Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740 (1 240–402–2927).

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