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FDA proposes new rules for food

The Food and Drug Administration proposed on Friday two sweeping rules aimed at preventing the contamination of produce and processed foods, taking a long-awaited step toward codifying the food safety law that Congress passed two years ago.

The proposed rules represent a sea change in the way the agency polices food, a process that currently involves swinging into action after food contamination has been identified rather than preventing it before it hits grocery shelves.

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