FDA To Share More Food Safety Info With Other Countries

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 6:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a plan Thursday to boost the safety of imported food by refining the data collected by its foreign offices and sharing more outbreak data and other information with other countries.

The plan calls for the FDA to use open-source intelligence, domestic and foreign inspections, and its foreign offices and import programs to gather country- and product-specific safety information about food around the world. The agency will use a new tool incorporating that information to determine which facilities or products...
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