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New Food Safety Rules Released
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jan 4, 2013 04:21 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Food and Drug Administration has finally begun releasing rules to build upon the nation's food-safety laws.

The Food Safety Modernization Act, passed in late 2010, was one of the first major overhauls in food-safety laws in several decades. The law requires dozens of new rules and regulations, though FDA has been slow to issue rules, partially because Congress has not funded some programs under the new law.

Two long-awaited rules were released Friday regarding the manufacturing practices for food as well as standards for major farmers growing produce. The rules had been held up by the ...

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