The first issuance of rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) were released by USFDA on May 5.

The Press Release is attached as well as the two Federal Register Notices.

Effective July 3, 2011, FDA will have the authority to Administratively Detain any food product without a showing that the product is Misbranded or Adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Additionally, Prior Notice Requirements for food imports are significantly expanded.

Please see our article on Import Regulation under the FSMA which will be posted on this weblog when published in the American Agricultural Law Association's Agriculture Law Update.