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fdaWith a law that President Obama signed 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will propose 5 new ruls to strengthen the nation’s food safety system.

According to the FDA’s website:

“The first two have been proposed and published for public comment:

  • Preventive Controls for Human Food: This rule sets safety requirements for facilities that process, package or store food for people. (There is a separate, upcoming rule for animal food.) The rule will require that food facilities implement “preventive controls,” a science-based set of measures intended to prevent foodborne illness.
  • Produce Safety: The food-safety law requires that science-based standards be set for the production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables, and FDA is proposing such standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding produce on farms…

…The rules still to come are:

  • Foreign Supplier Verification for Importers: This program will require importers to verify that foreign suppliers are following procedures…

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