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FDA Issues Fee Rates Under Food Safety and Modernization Act for Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Failure to Comply with Recalls, and Importer Reinspection

The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) provides that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assess fees for certain domestic and foreign facility reinspections, failure to comply with recall orders, and importer reinspections. On August 1, 2011, the FDA announced these fees for fiscal year...

FDA Reports 12% of U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated With Insect Parts And Rodent Hairs...What's In Your Salad?

New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris has reported that an FDA study found that about 12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things, based upon an analysis of spice imports. According to FDA officials, it is unclear...