The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a new effort to
protect the US food supply. Beginning December 12, all domestic and foreign
facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal
consumption must register with the agency, and food importers must provide
the FDA with advance notice of shipments imported or offered for import.
These requirements will alert the agency to any incoming shipments of
food and enable the agency to identify food processors linked to deliberate
or accidental food contamination. The FDA also is working with US Customs
and Border Protection to implement these regulations.
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