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.

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No sooner had President Obama signed the FSMA into law …

Procrastinators are getting an extra 30 days to get their comments in on the new animal traceability rule.

USDA published a notice Friday officially extending the comment period to Dec. 9, moving the deadline forward from the former Nov. 9 date.

About 250 comments have come in so far, and anyone just reading through them …

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.

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The replacement for the ill-fated National Animal Identification System, which was so unpopular with rural America that Congress cut its …