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On January 4, 2011, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to help end this ongoing epidemic of food contamination in our country. Once put into effect, FSMA will dramatically improve how our government regulates food imported from overseas, as well as domestic food production facilities. But since its passage, FDA – under pressure from big agricultural companies – has failed to meet the mandatory deadlines Congress required to implement this important law.
In siding with CFS, the Court issued an injunction ordering that all FSMA regulations must be final by June 30, 2015, and that all draft regulations must be released to the public by November 30, 2013 for public comment.
Sadly, even under court order, FDA refused to develop a closed-ended timeline, instead arguing it should be allowed to continue with delays at its own discretion. As a result, CFS and FDA submitted separate timeline proposals to the Court.
aka the money that is in charge.
FDA – under pressure from big agricultural companies