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Food Processors Face Stricter Rules Under U.S. Proposal

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

One of two regulatory proposals issued today to carry out the core of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act would give companies that sell in the U.S. one year to develop a formal plan for preventing the causes of foodborne illness. The second would force produce farms with a “high risk” of contamination to develop new hygiene, soil and temperature controls.