FDA Defends Delay In Putting Food Safety Rules Into Action

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 6:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday urged a California federal court to toss a suit aiming to force the implementation of certain Food Safety Modernization Act provisions, saying it needs additional time and regulation before taking enforcement action under the provisions.

In their suit filed in the Northern District of California in August, the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health claim the FDA has missed several critical deadlines for implementing the FSMA, the most sweeping overhaul of America's food safety...
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