An email from the Nature Conservancy landed in my inbox earlier this evening touting that the FDA will release their long awaited proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) tomorrow and it will be in the Federal Register on Monday (damn, no weekend reading). There will be a 120-day public comment period.
My guess is that someone (Nature Conservancy perhaps) breached an embargo on the news or simply ignored it because it wanted to be the first to be seen in the know.
However the rules come out, they are long past due – like 70 plus years.
Good job Michael Taylor and the hardworking folks at FDA and OMB, and all the other acronyms that help make our food just a bit safer. And, a hat tip to the Senate and House for passing the original legislation and President Obama for signing it.