Rules To Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Finalized
On Friday, FDA finalized rules that aim to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks by strengthening the agency's oversight of the country's produce and imported food industries. The final produce safety rules aim to reduce contamination risks by setting standards for how fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested and stored. The rules require farmers to test irrigation water quality, train workers on best practices for health and hygiene, and monitor wildlife that may encroach on growing fields.
- "FDA Completes Long-Awaited Food-Safety Rules" (Newman, Wall Street Journal, 11/13).
- "Goal of New Produce Safety Rules: Prevent Illness Outbreaks" (Jalonick, AP/Washington Times, 11/13).