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FDA Issues Final Rule on Record Access Requirements

April 3, 2014 - Kestrel Food Safety

The U.S. FDA has issued its final rule on recordkeeping. This final rule adopts, without change, the interim final rule issued February 23, 2012.

The rule:

  1. Allows FDA access to records beyond those relating to specific suspect food articles if the agency reasonably believes that other food articles are likely to be affected in a similar manner.
  2. Permit FDA to access records relating to articles of food where there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, them will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.

The expanded records-access authority is designed to improve FDA’s ability to respond to and contain safety problems with the food supply for humans and animals.

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Submitted by: Bill Bremer

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