On December 24, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the rule called “Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration,” which will require domestic and foreign food registered facilities to assess their operations to address hazards that may be intentionally introduced by acts of terrorism. This means that these food facilities would be required to have a written food defense plan.

 

During a press conference held in the barren, parched field of farmer Larry Starrh near Bakersfield, Speaker John Boehner, accompanied by three House members of the California delegation -- Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Congressman David Valadao and Congressman Devin Nunes -- announced his support for a legislative proposal to mitigate the harm the drought is causing California farmers. 

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