The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama just over a year ago, and while FDA has made substantial progress since then, the industry awaits several proposed rules, including an integral one on the safety of fresh produce, which will likely be in excess of 125 pages. Already delayed by several weeks, The Food Institute reports that FDA will likely not release three additional proposed rules until early February. The rules nearing release focus on Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Feed/Pet Food; and the Foreign Supplier Verification Program.
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