Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
New deadline ordered for FDA food safety reforms
Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 3:40pm EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge is siding with two California advocacy groups in ruling that the Food and Drug Administration must set a new timetable to implement delayed food safety reforms.
U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton in Oakland, Calif. handed down the decision on Monday.
The case stems from the Food Safety and Modernization Act passed by Congress in 2011. The act created a sweeping set of rules that will allow the FDA to order recalls and make it easier to trace contaminated food.
Congress mandated the FDA enact the new rules within 18 months.
Two nonprofits, the Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health, alleged the agency failed to meet the deadlines and sued in 2012.
FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said she could not comment on pending litigation.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.