The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of “Draft Compliance Policy Guide Sec.100.250 Food Facility Registration— Human and Animal Food” (draft CPG), which aims to “provide guidance for FDA staff regarding enforcement of the food facility registration provisions under a section [415] of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act .” To this end, the draft CPG outlines how FDA plans to implement provisions establishing food facility registration requirements as well as “FDA’s authority to suspend a food facility’s registration.”

According to FDA, the finalized CPG “will replace ‘Compliance Policy Guide Sec.110.300 Registration of Food Facilities Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.’” Comments should be submitted by May 6, 2013. See Federal Register, April 4, 2013.