FDA Vows To Overhaul Food Safety Rules, Citing Backlash

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 4:51 PM EST) -- In response to feedback from farmers and others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make “significant changes” to major proposals related to new safety requirements for food companies and fruit and vegetable standards, the agency said Thursday.

The FDA's “thinking has evolved” on the two rules, proposed in January under the Food Safety Modernization Act, according to Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. Over the past year, agency officials have received more than 25,000 comments on the proposals and held meetings across...
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