June 1, 2016  -  On May 27, USFDA released the FSMA Final Rule on Intentional Adulteration. We post below the Federal Register Notice. The Intentional Adulteration (Food Defense) Rule cannot be interpreted alone, separately from the Risk-Based Preventative Controls Rule. As always, we remind our professional readers to pay little attention to popular and industry press "explanations" of these FSMA Rules. These articles are usually written by persons who are anxious to tell us "more than they know" about such complex topics. Our readers - who are attorneys and credentialed food scientists - will want to carefully read the complete text of every FSMA Rule before reaching conclusions as to compliance policy.