As expected, on February 5, FDA issued as a Final Rule "Criteria Used to Order Administrative Detention of Food for Human or Animal Consumption".  The Final Rule issued without change from the text of the IFR of May 11, 2011 (76 FR 25538). Regulatory Food science professionals should understand that, as evidenced by the recent New Mexico incident, FDA intends to aggressively use this sweeping new power which was granted by Congress in the Food Safety Modernization Act.

We post a PDF of the Final Rule below as these new provisions now amend 21 CFR part 1.