Court Orders FDA to Implement Food Safety Rules


The U.S. District Court in San Francisco has ordered the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a new timetable to implement regulations for the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).   The Court said, “Congress signaled its intention that the process be close-ended, rather than open-ended.  Thus, the court finds that imposition of an injunction imposing deadlines for finalization of the regulations would be consistent with the underlying purposes of the FSMA.”  The Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed suit against FDA last fall for missing the deadline for promulgating FSMA regulations.  

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