FDA proposes new food safety standards for foodborne illness prevention and produce safety
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed two new food safety rules that will help prevent foodborne illness
(Media-Newswire.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed two new food safety rules that will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA ) and are available for public comment for the next 120 days. The FDA encourages Americans to review and comment on these important proposed rules. The proposed rules build on significant strides made during the Obama Administration, including the first egg safety rule protecting consumers from Salmonella and stepped up testing for E. coli in beef as well as existing voluntary industry guidelines for food safety, which many producers, growers and others currently follow. The rules follow extensive outreach by the FDA to the produce industry, the consumer community, other government agencies and the international community. Since January 2011, FDA staff have toured farms and facilities nationwide and participated in hundreds of meetings and presentations with global regulatory partners, industry stakeholders, consumer groups, farmers, state and local officials, and the research community.
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