By Julian Hattem - 12/20/13 11:40 AM EST
The federal government is set to publish new rules to protect against terror attacks to the food system among a host of other issues.
Here’s a look at what’s coming:
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing a regulation designed to protect the country’s food supply from terrorist attacks.
The draft rule would require food facilities to take steps to prevent the “intentional adulteration” of their food.
“We expect the proposed rule, if finalized as proposed, would help to protect food from intentional adulteration caused by acts of terrorism,” the FDA said.
Additionally, the Agriculture Department is allowing beef to be imported from 14 states in Brazil.
The Department of Agriculture is increasing the fee charged to California walnut producers to fund a marketing program.
The department is also shaking up the membership rules for a lumber board, asking California almond growers to decide whether they want to continue a marketing order and asking the public whether Arkansas should be included in a peanut promotion program.
The agency also wants to change rules for investing in some businesses.
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is updating its rules to allow documents to be filed and served electronically.
The Commerce Department is making changes to ensure its rules to conform to a recent decision to change the name of the Import Administration to Enforcement and Compliance.
NASA is also making “administrative changes” to its regulations.