The Bottom Line On Food Safety (Rep. Ed. Whitfield)

The FDA requires fundamental reform of its approach to import safety. The bottom line is that the agency’s 100-year-old regulatory approach to food safety cannot deal with the huge growth in food imports over the past decade.  This import surge is astounding: In the 1980’s there were 1 million food lines of entry, 3 million in 1998, and more than 10 million in 2006.

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