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Intentional Adulteration Mitigation Strategies – Initial Draft Guidance

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act contained provisions aimed at preventing intentional adulteration from acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply.  This was the first time tha…

FSMA Final Food Safety Rule: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration

FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that is intended to help prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the U.S. and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of…

Food Defense Plans

By Barbara J. Masters, D.V.M. One of the goals of the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Strategic Plan is to “ensure that facilities implement safeguards and systems to protect food from contamination by people who might try to intentionally…

Intentional Adulteration – Comment Period Extended

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published notice of a 90-day extension, until June 30, 2014, of the comment period on its proposed rule addressing intentional adulteration of food and on an associated draft document, both published in the…

FDA Announces Two More Public Meetings on its Intentional Adulteration Proposed Rule

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will hold two additional public meetings on its proposed rule “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.”  79 Fed. Reg. 5353 (Jan. 31, 2014). On Decembe…

FDA Takes on Intentional Adulteration

As required by the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA has published a proposed rule that would require registered food facilities to implement food defense plans to reduce the risk of intentional adulteration. The proposed rule represents FDA’s fir…

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