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FDA’s delay in implementing food safety regs illegal

Agency must work with outside groups to expedite process

According to a judge in California, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broke the law when it didn’t implement food safety regulations fast enough.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton said in her ruling that the FDA violated federal laws when it missed its July 4, 2012, deadline, established under the Food Safety Modernization Act, to implement to new rules. She ordered the agency to work with two public interest groups to speed up the process.


Cathleen Flahardy

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