Business Day|Business Briefing
The Food and Drug Administration updated safety requirements for producers of infant formula. The changes require companies to tighten their quality control procedures and reporting requirements. They also require that the companies meet so-called good manufacturing practices, which include testing for contamination from pathogens like salmonella. Most companies already meet those standards, but the rule will give the agency more control over enforcing them. The rule will also ensure that infant formula contains all federally required nutrients. The changes will be open to public comment for 45 days.