From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 10.16.2012
Industry Observers Predict Delays in FSMA Implementation Likely in Current Political and Economic Climate
FDA say regulations due soon, but some predict that won't happen until after the November election
Cost is a key impediment to widespread compliance with of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg recently said, according to Reuters. Hamburg predicted that the regulations will be released “very soon” but added that the agency would need industry cooperation to fully adopt all provisions of the law.
Widespread E. coli bacteria contamination affects 1,700 beef products, sickens at least 11
The massive recall of E. coli-contaminated beef from Canadian processor XL Foods in Alberta now encompasses more than 1,700 beef products and is considered the largest in the country’s history.