Mexico lifts tariffs relating to trucking dispute - for now; FDA issues safety guidance on flooded crops

10/24/2011 06:36:00 AM
Tom Karst

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-Affected Food Crops for Human Consumption.''  Flooding events can present a potentially hazardous public health risk.  Flood waters may have been exposed to sewage, chemicals, heavy metals,  pathogenic microorganisms, or other contaminants. The growers are responsible to ensure the safety of the flood-affected food crops. The guidance is intended to provide growers information on how to evaluate the safety of flood-affected food crops for human consumption.

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