WASHINGTON -- Under a tighter-than-usual deadline, the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue draft regulations related to food industry security by early January 2003 as part of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has established working groups to craft the language to be used in the new law. "We were given 18 months to go through the whole writing process prior to approval and publishing. For any of ...

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