Threats from ‘Synthetic Biology’ due to Genetic New Tools
The FDA released three installments of a draft guidance document designed to support compliance with the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The remaining two installments are expected to come out later this year. The IA rule requires the food industry to implement risk-reducing strategies for processes in food facilities that are significantly vulnerable to intentional adulteration. The first compliance date for the largest facilities arrives in July 2019. The document describes the components of the food defense plan and includes: how to conduct vulnerability assessments using the key activity type method; how to identify and implement mitigation strategies; and food defense monitoring requirements. All three parts will be available for public comment upon release. @ https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/FMfcgxvwzcKbjkkksCwqfNDSlmRsbDWQ
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