Feds mess up food safety rules in US again

This is why I don’t pay attention to grand, federal government initiatives.

It doesn’t make food safer.

People do a lot of talk.

OMB Watch reports the 390 Americans who recently got sick from Salmonella in seafood probably missed out on holiday celebrations. But they weren’t the only ones who weren’t celebrating: food safety advocates were also bemoaning yet another missed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deadline.

July 4, 2012 was the statutory deadline for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to enact final "prevention-based requirements for food companies" to develop plans to identify and address possible sources of contamination. That sounds straightforward enough – yet the proposed rules have been waiting for approval from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) since late 2011.