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FDA imposes tougher rules on imported foods

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:522
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The US Food and Drug Administration is imposing new regulations on both US and foreign firms that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food and drinks for human or animal consumption in the United States.

    The move comes in the wake of the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, which raised concerns that deliberate contamination of the food supply by pathogens or harmful chemicals could lead to widespread illness or death and economic loss.

    The rules, mandated by the Bioterrorism Act of …

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