FMI PRAISES BIOTERROR RULE DELAY

WASHINGTON -- Food Marketing Institute here hailed the Food and Drug Administration's decision to delay new bioterrorism rules as a good-faith gesture by FDA to show that it wants to work with the industry.FDA announced late last month that it will delay release of new rules about recordkeeping and administrative detention until the end of May. Part of sweeping bioterrorism legislation enacted by

WASHINGTON -- Food Marketing Institute here hailed the Food and Drug Administration's decision to delay new bioterrorism rules as a good-faith gesture by FDA to show that it wants to work with the industry.

FDA announced late last month that it will delay release of new rules about recordkeeping and administrative detention until the end of May. Part of sweeping bioterrorism legislation enacted by Congress in 2002, the proposed rules would require all food manufacturers and retailers

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