FDA starts on food-safety rules

2011 law going into effect to help prevent contamination

Posted: January 5, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.

Workers harvest lettuce in California’s Salinas Valley. A regulatory proposal issued Friday by the Food and Drug Administration requires produce farms with a “high risk” of contamination to create new hygiene, soil and temperature controls.

A federal food-safety law passed two years ago after poisonings sickened hundreds of Americans is being implemented by the Obama administration.

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Business, Pages 25 on 01/05/2013