FDA Official Provides Update at AFBF

Cindy Zimmerman

afbf15-fdaFood and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor provided an update on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at the American Farm Bureau convention this week in San Diego.

Taylor says his agency is focusing on three broad themes in implementing the 2011 law: the farm-to-table approach, practical common standards, and holding imports to the same standards as domestically produced foods. “We issued proposed regulations starting in January of 2013 and we’ll be issuing final regulations later this year and early 2016 and this will provide a common set of standards that we know work,” he said, noting that Farm Bureau has been very helpful in providing comments to help develop the regulations.

Listen to my interview with Taylor here: Interview with FDA Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor at AFBF

2015 AFBF Convention photo album

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