The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that will implement those provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act addressing “hazards that may be intentionally introduced by acts of terrorism.” Under the rule, domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food would be required to register and implement certain measures to protect against the intentional adulteration of food. These facilities, with certain exemptions, would be required, among other things, to “prepare and implement a written food defense plan that includes actionable process steps, focused mitigation strategies, and procedures for monitoring, correc-tive actions, and verification.”The proposal is expected to be published in the December 24, 2013, issue of the Federal Register, and will have a 30-day public comment period. See FDA News Release, December 20, 2013.