On Friday, January 4, 2013, FDA announced the pre-publication of two long-awaited proposed rules implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The two proposed rules, entitled Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, are scheduled to appear in the Federal Register on January 16, 2013 and are open for public comment for the next 120 days. (Pre-publication versions of the proposed rules are available here and here.) Written or electronic comments may be submitted to FDA until May 16, 2013.