Implementing rules established under the Food Safety Modernization Act will require more funding, the Food and Drug Administration's deputy commissioner for foods, Michael Taylor, said in a May 23 progress report. Last week, a federal judge granted an extension that gives the FDA and the Center for Food Safety until June 10 to come up with a schedule for releasing the new rules. "Rules can be written but they can't be implemented effectively and efficiently with current funding," Taylor wrote in his report.

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