9th. Circ Allows FDA Limited Extension On Food Safety Rule

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 4:52 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit refused Monday to stay a court order requiring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to propose a food safety rule by Nov. 30, though it did grant the agency a short extension in light of the government shutdown.

The FDA will now have to propose the so-called intentional contamination rule, part of the suite of regulations stemming from the Food Safety Modernization Act, by Dec. 20. The rule is designed to prevent terrorist attacks on the nation's food supply.

The appeals court held...
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