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FDA Delays Intentional Adulteration Inspections Until March 2020

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

FDA Delays Intentional Adulteration Inspections Until March 2020. The FDA announced that routine inspections will begin in March 2020 to verify compliance with the Intentional Adulteration rule . The rule was created to prevent intentional adulteration from acts meant to cause wide-scale harm to public health, including acts of terrorism targeting the food supply. Food facilities covered by the rule are required to develop and implement a food defense plan that includes strategies for any potential vulnerabilities and ensure those strategies are working. The first compliance date arrives in July 2019. However, to allow industry time to develop a fully compliant food defense plan, the FDA won't start routine Intentional Adulteration inspections until March 2020.

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