Consultation on New FDA Rules

A series of new rules proposed by the FDA are in public consultation with the aim of improving practices in sanitary food transportation and avoiding tampering.

Friday, March 21, 2014

From a press release by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture:

Two new proposals by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would force food producers and importers in the country to improve the practices of sanitary transportation of food and implement actions to prevent intentional adulteration. "

Both standards form part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of EE. UU., Adopted in 2011.

"One of the proposals is to establish an FDA response plan to prevent intentional adulteration of food which harms public health, for example, introduction of biological agents in consumer products, in establishments where these are manufactured, processed, packaged or stored.

The second rule states that exporters of food to the U.S., shippers and receivers of those products in that country must implement transport practices so as to guarantee the safety of what they are transferring.

One of these practices, for example, includes maintaining proper temperatures in the vehicle so as not to damage the properties of food.

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