The FDA Technical Assistance Network is a resource for the food safety community that answers specific questions about FSMA compliance. However, the answers to these questions are considered the property of the question-asker and therefore are not publicly available. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides an avenue for entities to request access to information from the federal government that is not otherwise made publicly available. There are considerations, however, that may limit the amount and type of information that the government can release in response to a FOIA request. This factsheet explores these options and the considerations relevant to making TAN responses available to the public.
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Understanding the Relationship Between FDA Rules, Guidance, and Other Communications