Monday, December 1, 2008

FDA To Ramp Up Food Inspections

The FDA reportedly "is stepping up efforts to convince the public and skeptical lawmakers that it is making progress in overhauling the nation's food defenses." The agency plans to release a report that "summarizes what officials call a 'hugely ambitious' campaign to reshape its food inspection arm to root out safety hazards through things like sophisticated software and certifiers from the private sector." The FDA "maintains that its overhaul is well under way," although Dr. Davis Acheson, associate commissioner for foods, acknowledged that the agency did not have enough money to put in place all its plans. Read more.

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