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Filing a Citizen Petition to FDA: How It Works and What It Can Accomplish

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Is there a regulation or order related to food that you would like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue, amend or revoke? Or is there another form of administrative action you think FDA should take or refrain from taking? Recently, FDA has issued several new or revised regulations and guidance documents which impact the food industry, such as revisions to food labeling (nutrition and supplement facts panels) (21 CFR 101.108(c)), current good manufacturing practices (21 CFR 117), and the Substances Generally Recognized as Safe Final Rule.1 Perhaps you would like to express your thoughts on these or other regulations or orders to FDA in the form of a citizen petition. The following is an overview of the basics and purpose of filing a citizen petition to help offer a better understa