FDA Proposes New User Fees For Food Industry

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday proposed imposing two new fees against food companies to help pay for implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, projecting they would net the agency $225 million over the next year.

The bill would establish fees for food importation and food facility registration and inspection, the FDA said. The proposal is part of President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2014.

The food importer fee will generate an estimated $166 million for the agency in 2014, while the...
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