FDA takes a hard look at food safety

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Updated: 1/04/2013 11:19 pm
Your food is getting a second look as the FDA enters a 120 day period of comment on new proposals for the Food Safety Modernization Act. The act was put into play a year ago and the proposals are meant to help decrease food-born illnesses.

Texas Tech Professor, Mindy Brashears, said there are two main points to the laws.

The first is a preventive approach. Instead of waiting for an illness to be found in a product there will be a plan put in place to prevent it.

"The other area that is really of importance in regard of these regulations is control of pre-harvest, or on the farm growth of fruits and vegetables," Brashears said.

Brashears said that law deals with workers washing hands and sanitizing water for fruits and vegetables use.
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