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Documents Show OMB Weakened FDA's Food Safety Rules
The White House Office of Management and Budget significantly weakened the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's draft food safety rules, documents posted on the Federal Register last week show. The hundreds of pages of documents, first discovered and reported by Food and Chemical News (subscription only) on Friday, confirm what food safety insiders had suspected that OMB's lengthy review stripped product and environmental testing requirements, among other provisions that FDA sought, from the preventive controls rule.
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