FDA SEEKS FOOD-SAFETY BENCHMARK FOR RETAILERS

ROCKVILLE, Md. (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration here wants to create a benchmark by which food-safety programs at supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores would be judged.As part of the Clinton administration's food-safety initiative announced earlier this year, the FDA is proposing a National Retail Food Program Standard, which an agency spokeswoman said would be "a uniform piece

ROCKVILLE, Md. (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration here wants to create a benchmark by which food-safety programs at supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores would be judged.

As part of the Clinton administration's food-safety initiative announced earlier this year, the FDA is proposing a National Retail Food Program Standard, which an agency spokeswoman said would be "a uniform piece of advice" for businesses to follow, but would not take the form of a federal regulatio

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