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November 20, 2007

More on FDA Food Protection Plan -- asks for mandatory recall authority

Last week the FDA held a press conference call for food bloggers to highlight their new food protection plan.  Among other things, the plan asks for legislative action to provide mandatory recall authority.

A colleague prepared this summary for me:

FDA's New Food Protection Plan

"FDA is implementing a Food Protection Plan (the Plan) that addresses both food safety and food defense for domestic and imported products. The Plan is integrated with the Administration's Import Safety Action Plan. The Food Protection Plan operates through a set of integrated strategies that:

    • Focus on risks over a product's life cycle from production to consumption
    • Target resources to achieve maximum risk reduction
    • Address both unintentional and deliberate contamination
    • Use science and modern technology systems"

(Thanks to Mary Ann E. Archer, J.D., William Mitchell College of Law Warren E. Burger Library)

November 20, 2007 in food safety | Permalink


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