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Friday, 14 June 2013

Radioactive Fish Found In California

The article also stated: "Daniel Madigan, one of the study's authors, explained that this study shouldn't give people pause about eating tuna caught in the Pacific. 'We're exposed to radiation in almost all of the food we eat,' he explained."

Note the inclusion of radiological hazards in the required hazard analysis under the FSMA:

‘‘(a) IN    GENERAL.—The  owner,  operator,  or  agent  in   charge of  a  facility shall,  in  accordance with this  section, evaluate the hazards that  could   affect   food  manufactured,  processed, packed, or held  by such  facility, identify and  implement preventive controls to significantly minimize or prevent the  occurrence of such  hazards and   provide assurances that  such   food  is  not   adulterated  under section  402   or   misbranded  under  section  403(w),    monitor the performance of those controls, and  maintain  records of this monitoring as a matter of routine practice.


The owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility shall—
‘‘(1) identify and  evaluate known or reasonably foreseeable hazards that may   be  associated with the   facility, including—
‘‘(A) biological, chemical, physical, and  radiological hazards, natural  toxins, pesticides, drug residues, decomposition,   parasites, allergens, and   unapproved food  and   color additives; and
‘‘(B) hazards that occur naturally, or may be  unintentionally introduced; and
‘‘(2) identify and  evaluate hazards that may  be intentionally introduced, including by acts  of terrorism; and
‘‘(3) develop a written analysis of the  hazards.

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