Facing Outcry, FDA Alters Comment Period On FSMA Rules

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 6:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow food companies and others to comment on proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act as a package, the agency said Tuesday, addressing concerns the staggered release of the rules would rob the industry of full input into the reforms.

The FDA released two proposed rules stemming from FSMA, a 2011 law that revamped food safety regulations to emphasize the prevention of foodborne illness, on Jan. 4. At the time, an FDA official maintained that other long-awaited FSMA...
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