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Still time to comment on inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal

Those wishing to comment on draft guidance for industry on inorganic arsenic levels in rice cereals for infants have 14 more days to do so. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that, because of maintenance on the Federal eRulemaking portal, the comment deadline has been extended from July 5 to July 19. The public is… Continue Reading

Key FSMA Rules Continue to Languish at OMB, Months After Deadline

It’s been well over a year since the monumental Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law and so far implementation has been riddled with speed bumps, not to mention funding woes.  Four of the most critical rules that Congress mandated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to write and put in place —… Continue Reading

Top Food Safety Stories of 2011: No. 9

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act was the 9th most important food safety story in 2011.  When Congress adopted the measure in 2010, it was the most important story. The new law remained important this year because of work underway on rule making and funding. No sooner had President Obama signed the FSMA into law… Continue Reading

Second Go at Animal Disease Traceability Hits Bumps

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is experiencing a hailstorm of opposition to its new animal disease traceability system as the proposal reaches the halfway point in the comment period that ends November 9. The replacement for the ill-fated National Animal Identification System, which was so unpopular with rural America that Congress cut its… Continue Reading