White House Weakened Food Safety Rule, Docs Show

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The White House removed requirements for product testing and environmental monitoring from a major food safety rule that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had sought to include in the proposal, according to recently published documents.

The FDA proposed a highly anticipated rule in January that would require food companies to create written plans for how to prevent their products from becoming contaminated. The rule is a key component of the Food Safety Modernization Act, enacted in 2011.

The proposal did not include requirements that companies...
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