FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION – FDA Meeting FSMA Food Safety Goals
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken significant steps to protect the nation’s food supply in the six months since President Obama signed the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law.
The food safety act gave FDA a mandate to implement a system that is based on science and addresses food safety hazards from farm to table. The agency has already strengthened a number of protections, including making it easier for consumers to learn about recalled foods and providing safety guidelines for commercial fisherman and fish processors.
After the legislation became law, FDA had 180 days, until July 3, to meet other specific goals. And in accordance with that deadline, the agency has issued two new plans of action, one to prevent the smuggling of food into this country, and another to make sure that all new ingredients in dietary supplements are safe for consumers.
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