Will the Federal Regulatory Freeze Halt FSMA?

The quick answer is “no.” Here’s why:

Every new Administration, Donald Trump’s being no exception, immediately calls a halt to pending federal regulations left over from the preceding White House occupants. Trump’s team imposed the freeze almost as its first official act.

But, even though such announcements generate losts of headlines, taking this action is more a pro forma exercise that, when you think about it, makes sense. Why would a new Administration want to move along potential new regulations that its predecessor wanted? Well, if they were of the same political party, you could see that happening. When the White House changes politically, it is expected that the new President will want to start with a clean slate; hence the regulatory freeze announcement.

As for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) the freeze doesn’t apply. For an explanation, read on here . . .


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