The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued industry guidance concerning new fee provisions under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The guidance aims to provide answers to common questions about FDA’s plans for implementing the fees in fiscal year 2012.

In particular, the guidance addresses such topics as fees for import re-inspections and non-compliance of a recall order, and FDA’s process for requesting fee reductions. FDA will accept comments at any time. See Federal Register, October 6, 2011.