Consumers Slam FDA For Dawdling On Anti-Terrorism Rule

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Two consumer groups on Friday opposed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's bid to erase a court-mandated November deadline for the proposal of a rule meant to prevent terrorist attacks on the nation's food supply, calling the request “unconscionable.”

The FDA asked U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in July to reconsider a portion of her ruling requiring the agency to propose five rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act by Nov. 30. It said it didn't have enough time to develop and propose two of the...
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