7/26/2013 11:55:00 AM

New Rule Proposal Will Increase Food Import Safety

There's been a slew of food-borne illness stories throughout the past couple months, and today the FDA announced a new set of rules that, if put into effect, should help reduce the danger in the global food chain. The NYTimes has a look at the new standards, which will apply the same safety requirements to both foreign and domestically produced ingredients. Right now it's the government's job to insure food safety of imports, but this would shift the onus to importers, who will have to insure safety standards are being met through their supply chains overseas. This affects a majority of the fruit and veggies consumed by Americans.

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