Make Our Food Safe

"Produce safety regulation slowly taking shape, FDA officials report"

The Packer | Tom Karst

"Washington, D.C. – The Food and Drug Administration's proposed regulation of produce safety may be unveiled as early as mid-2011, but even then the real work will be just starting.

Officials from the agency briefed the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee and attendees to the United Fresh Produce Association Washington Public Policy Conference about the status of the agency’s produce safety regulation in mid-September.

Leanne Skelton, senior policy analyst at the FDA Office of Food Safety, said the agency is developing an education and outreach component to the regulation. "We view this as crucial," she said ... "

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