May 26, 2016 / 1:42 PM / 2 years ago

BRIEF-FDA issues final food defense regulation

May 26 (Reuters) - U.S FDA:

* FDA issues final food defense regulation

* Domestic, foreign food facilities required to complete, maintain written food defense plan assessing potential vulnerabilities to deliberate contamination

* Facilities have to implement mitigation strategies to address vulnerabilities, establish food defense monitoring procedures, corrective actions

* Food manufacturers required to comply with new regulation within three to five years after publication of final rule, depending on size of business Source text (1.usa.gov/1TYzMqz) (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1-646-223-8780)

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