Sunland Suspension Shows FDA On Hunt For Serial Violators

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 8:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspended a food producer's registration for the first time ever Monday when it shut down beleaguered peanut products maker Sunland Inc., reassuring companies wary of the agency's new powers that it will reserve them for repeated violations, not isolated recalls or outbreaks.

The FDA was granted the ability to revoke a company's food facility registration by the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed by President Barack Obama in January 2011. Before the law was enacted, the agency had to obtain a...
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