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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 8, 2014 06:15 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

FDA's Proposed Adulteration Rule Worries Dairy Farmers

The Food and Drug Administration currently has a proposed rule under consideration that is designed to prevent hazards from being introduced to the food supply by acts of terrorism. One way FDA proposes to do this is by requiring foreign and domestic processing and handling facilities to develop mitigation strategies to prevent weak spots in the food supply chain. The agency proposed the rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which expanded the FDA's ...

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