FDA Sets Requirement To Report Rejected Food Shipments

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to issue a final rule Thursday requiring importers to let federal regulators know, before bringing food into the United States, whether any other countries blocked that food from entering their borders because it might be tainted or otherwise hazardous.

Designed to help the agency identify shipments of human and animal food that could pose a public health threat, the rule stems from the requirements of the January 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which was designed to switch...
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