FDA's Online Tainted Food Registry Delayed

Law360, New York (May 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will miss its September deadline to launch an Internet-based registry to track patterns in contaminated food, the agency said Tuesday.

The FDA said it expects to launch the new system in Spring 2009. The new business enterprise system in development will provide the most efficient and cost-effective means for keeping electronic records of adulterated food in the U.S., the agency said.

When Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act last year after a series of high-profile food recalls,...
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