FDA Denied More Time To Develop Anti-Terrorism Food Rule

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Tuesday to erase the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's deadline to propose a rule meant to prevent terrorist attacks on the nation's food supply, ruling that Congress wanted the proposal to be issued by a certain date.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton rejected the FDA's request that she reconsider her June order requiring the agency to propose the regulation, known as the intentional adulteration rule, by Nov. 30. Two consumer groups sued the FDA to force the release of the proposal...
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