Volume 89 Issue 31 | pp. 34-35
Issue Date: August 1, 2011

Food Safety Efforts In Limbo

FDA meets early deadlines, but House budget cuts put future mandates in question
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security
Keywords: FDA, food safety

Advocates for food safety reform are worried that Congress is not providing the Food & Drug Administration with the resources it needs to comply with deadlines set in the ambitious Food Safety Modernization Act. Passed late last year, the law gives FDA sweeping new authority to prevent food-borne illness.

To date, FDA has met several deadlines imposed by the food safety law. But the current budget environment in Washington, D.C., is threatening to negatively . . .

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