Appeals court grants FDA a 20-day extension on intentional adulteration rules

11/11/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

Citing the recent government shutdown, a U.S. Appeals Court has granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a 20-day extension to release a draft of its proposed regulation on intentional adulteration of food. The rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, must be released by Dec. 20, according to the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit against the FDA, brought by the Center for Food Safety, which claimed the agency failed to issue FSMA rules by the required deadline.

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