New FSMA rule seeks to prevent food sabotage

12/22/2013 | Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act that would require food producers to develop a defense plan against intentional contamination of their products, writes Robert Roos. "While such events are unlikely to occur, mitigating strategies proposed in the rule can continue to ensure the safety of the food supply," the agency said. It is accepting comments on the proposal until March 31.

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