2013 Food Safety Changes Proposed by FDA
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
North Carolina food injuries cause serious pain, suffering, and—in severe cases—death. From bacteria exposure through poorly packaged products, to negligent food preparation, North Carolina food injury lawsuits help innocent people receive compensation when another party fails to perform safe food practices. 3,000 people die annually because of a food-borne illness, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA recently proposed changes to food safety procedures. Our food injury attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn reviewed the proposed changes and have broken down the key points:
- Plan to plan. The new regulations will require organized plans for response to potential food issues. How recall information will be communicated, where contaminated foods will be shipped, and other necessary information must be included in a clear plan.
- Water quality. Fruit and vegetable farmers will need to use water that meets certain guidelines, and they will be required to show records of documentation affirming its quality.
- Expect changes to animal food supplies. A proposal for new regulations of animal feed has not been made, but is rumored to surface later in 2013.
These changes will cost food suppliers money, and the FDA will need funds to train inspectors on the new procedures. The new regulations are necessary to help prevent innocent people from developing illnesses due to no fault of their own.
Some food suppliers fail to follow current guidelines. As a result, innocent people may become hurt from a food-borne illness, accrue high medical bills, miss work, or suffer long-term injuries. Raleigh food injury attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates help victims recover their losses. Contact our food injury lawyers for a free consultation.