"With 2013 beginning with the release of the first proposed rules, we eagerly await further release of other proposals, including those related to food imports and pet food safety," commented Schlunegger. "Another important element of FSMA is accreditation standards for third-part auditors. We encourage the White House administration to timely roll-out the rest of the proposals, taking us that much closer and quicker to a safer food system."
STOP Foodborne Illness ( http://www.stopfoodborneillness.org ) is a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens by advocating for sound public policy, building public awareness and assisting those impacted by foodborne illness. This year marks STOP's 20 th anniversary.
For more information on the Food Safety Modernization Act and its rules visit http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA.
SOURCE STOP Foodborne Illness