FDA ISSUES GUIDELINES TO GUARD AGAINST BIOTERRORISM

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration here last week issued a sweeping set of guidelines to prevent a bioterrorist attack on the nation's food supply.The voluntary guidelines, which were issued in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks and published in the Federal Register last week, cover multiple areas of potential risk -- from computer systems to physical access to food establishments -- and

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration here last week issued a sweeping set of guidelines to prevent a bioterrorist attack on the nation's food supply.

The voluntary guidelines, which were issued in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks and published in the Federal Register last week, cover multiple areas of potential risk -- from computer systems to physical access to food establishments -- and are aimed at retailers, domestic food producers, processors and importers.

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