Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration: Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, GAO-04-194R, B-293043, October 23, 2003
B-293043, Oct 23, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was published in the Federal Register as an "interim final rule. That is imported or offered for import into the United States. Enclosed is our assessment of the FDA's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ENTITLED "PRIOR NOTICE OF IMPORTED FOOD UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH SECURITY AND BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE ACT OF 2002" (RIN: 0910-AC41) (i) Cost-benefit analysis FDA estimates that the cost of the interim final rule in the first year will be $367 million.