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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the draft intended for controlling Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods.

The draft specifies on how to comply with the “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” requirements of part 117.

This is with respect to the measures that can significantly minimize or prevent the contamination of RTE food with L. monocytogenes whenever a RTE food is exposed to the environment prior to packaging and the packaged food does not receive a treatment or otherwise include a control measure (such as a formulation lethal to L. monocytogenes) that would significantly minimize L. monocytogenes.

Comments are being accepted for this until July 17, 2017.

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