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New food safety proposals have small businesses worried

Regulations proposed under the Food Safety Modernization Act will require food processors to formulate extensive risk management plans

A proposed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule designed to prevent foodborne illness has many food processing facilities alternately confused and concerned, Food Safety News reports.

The Hazard Analysis Risk-based Prevention Controls (HARPC) would require almost every facility that manufactures, packs, bottles or store food to identify the potential food safety risks that they face, come up with solutions to control those risks, monitor those controls and implement corrective action in the event that the controls fail. It is part of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed in the wake of several well-publicized Salmonella outbreaks.

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