October 16, 2017

FDA announces public meetings

The U.S Food and Drug Administration is announcing public meetings to be
held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Francisco, California, regarding
its Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative.

Congress appropriated $3 million to fund this initiative, which calls
upon the FDA to work with USDA to provide education and outreach to the
public on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients
derived from biotechnology.

The purpose of the public meetings is to provide the public with an
opportunity to share information, experiences, and suggestions to help
inform the development of this education and outreach initiative.

The meeting in Charlotte is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST at the Omni Charlotte Hotel.

The meeting in San Francisco is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

For more information on the initiative and to learn how to register for
the meetings, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm579083.htm