FDA Rolls Out Long-Awaited Food Safety Rules

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 7:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two highly anticipated rules Friday that will require food companies to abide by produce safety standards and devise plans to prevent foodborne illnesses, but projected companies may have two years or more to comply with the proposals.

The proposed rules will implement major portions of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the 2011 law that revamped food safety regulations to put a greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness such as salmonella poisoning.

One proposed rule will require food...
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