FDA UNVEILS UNIFIED FOOD SAFETY CODE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An important first step toward unifying the jumble of state and local food safety regulations supermarkets must follow has been taken by the Food and Drug Administration.That step is the unveiling earlier this month of the agency's long-awaited National Food Protection Code, a set of standards FDA hopes states, counties and all other layers of government will adopt as their unified

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An important first step toward unifying the jumble of state and local food safety regulations supermarkets must follow has been taken by the Food and Drug Administration.

That step is the unveiling earlier this month of the agency's long-awaited National Food Protection Code, a set of standards FDA hopes states, counties and all other layers of government will adopt as their unified roadmap for food safety enforcement.

This is the first time in 12 years FDA

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