FDA Asks For More Time To Propose 2 Food Safety Rules

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked a California federal judge on Friday to push back the November deadline she has set for the proposal of two major food safety regulations, arguing that rushing out the rules could hurt their effectiveness.

In a June ruling, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton required the FDA to propose five Food Safety Modernization Act rules by Nov. 30. The decision came in a lawsuit brought against the agency by the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health...
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