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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Food Safety Bill: A major overhaul of the Food Safety System

BayBiotech.NET
The recently passed Food Safety bill is being considered to be a major overhaul of the food safety system in the United States and is considered to change the mission of the FDA, focusing it on preventing food-borne illnesses rather than reacting after an outbreak occurs.
Under this legislation, food manufacturers are required to examine their processing systems to identify possible ways that food products can become contaminated and to develop detailed plans to keep that from happening. Companies must share those plans with the F.D.A., and provide the agency with records, including product test results, showing how effectively they carry them out.

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