FDA won't agree to shorter timeline for FSMA implementation

06/20/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

The Center for Food Safety and the FDA failed to follow a court order asking them to reach agreement by May 20 on a proposed schedule of deadlines for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The two groups submitted separate schedules, instead of a jointly agreed-upon schedule, with the FDA's timeline being longer for every major part of the FSMA than the one submitted by the CFS. The refusal of the FDA to accede to a shorter timeline has dismayed consumer advocates.

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