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Product Lot Tracability

Bioterrorism Act of 2002

Also known as Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. U.S. Federal law governing, among other things, the requirements of food manufacturers to provide recall information to regulators in the event of food contamination.

Without getting into details and procedures, the Bioterrorism Act intends to protect Americans against specific planned contamination of the food supply. Unlike other regulations which are to protect against accidental contamination, this Act anticipates an intentional sabotage. Also, unlike other regulations, if a companies systems fail when they are needed to perform, this is not a matter of a fine, it is a matter of people potentially dying.

Any company that distributes anything that is normally ingested and whose product is widely distributed may be a target. Again unlike safety regulations where some processes and products are more prone to problems than others, a terrorist will target the most successful of products for maximum effect.


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