FDA Hasn't Ruled Out Testing Burdens In Food Rule Just Yet

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 9:21 PM EST) -- While a landmark food safety rule the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed Friday does not include the product testing and environmental monitoring requirements manufacturers had feared, experts warn that the proposal lays the groundwork for the agency to adopt the measures in a final rule.

The proposed rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, would require food companies to create written plans for how to prevent their products from becoming contaminated. It is a key component of the 2011 law, which sought to improve...
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