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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Moves Forward!

Released by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), a copy of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) was released this week. The bill is expected come to the Senate floor in September.
Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems

Many of the changes and responsibilities fall on the FDA, but there are also requirements for Food Facilities. Here are some highlights of sections that will impact Food Facilities directly:

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Small Producer Amendments Proposed to Food Safety Bill

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) says she plans to cosponsor two amendments being circulated by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) that would protect small producers from provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S 510. The bill, which passed the Senate Health Labor and Pensions Committee in November, is awaiting a vote by the full Senate. […]

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Editorial: Food safety bill merits swift passage

Each year, 325,000 Americans are hospitalized with foodborne illnesses, and 5,000 people die. And yet for decades, the main agencies charged with the nation’s food safety — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — have been under resourced and hampered by archaic laws too often put in place back […]

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FDA food safety inspections and enforcement declining, auditors say

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had inspected fewer than half of the 51,229 domestic food facilities subject to inspection from 2004 to 2008. Less than a quarter were inspected each year, and the number of inspections declined during the period, even as the […]

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