FDA Issues Guidance on Evaluating Safety of Flood-Affected Crops
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of
guidance aimed at helping industry evaluate the safety of flood-affected
crops for human consumption. According to FDA, growers are responsible for
ensuring the safety of food affected by flood waters, which “may have been
exposed to sewage, chemicals, heavy metals, pathogenic microorganisms, or
other contaminants.” See Federal Register, October 24, 2011.