White House Under Fire For Delay On Food Safety Rules

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A coalition of consumer advocates urged the White House on Tuesday to implement long-delayed food safety provisions they say are necessary to fully implement legislation that would help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prevent 3,000 annual deaths from foodborne illnesses.

Nearly 17 months after President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act — the most sweeping overhaul of America’s food safety system since the 1930s — many of the provisions necessary to regulate food imports and prevent contamination of produce and packaged food...
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