Gov't Shutdown: A Setback For FDA's Momentum

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT) -- Just as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was starting to gain momentum on its food-oversight initiatives, and as its food safety efforts were seemingly becoming as important as the work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the majority of its preventive and enforcement powers have been stalled by the U.S. federal government shutdown.

The Food Safety Modernization Act, deemed by the FDA to be “the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years,”[1] was signed into law by President Barack...
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