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FDA proposes new food safety rules for farmers, producers
FDA proposes new food safety rules for farmers, producers

The Food and Drug Administration laid out two proposed rules Friday designed to boost food safety and curb illnesses that kill thousands of Americans a year. The first would require food producers to have formal plans in place to avoid and deal with contaminated consumables sold in the U.S., whether originating domestically or abroad. All companies would have to keep records of their efforts, which would be open to government audits. The latter rule would demand “science- and risk-based standards” at fruit and vegetable farms and packing facilities. The suggested regulations were a long time coming – one of them 12 months behind the date mandated by Congress,...

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