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But Who’s Minding The FDA?

BUT who’s minding the FDA?


Cookie Dough is Last Straw for Congress

“WASHINGTON—After years of outbreaks of foodborne illness connected to everything from peanuts to peppers to pet food, and most recently, cookie dough, legislation to reform the nation’s food safety system has passed the House of Representatives and is headed to the Senate. The nonprofitCenter for Science in the Public Interest hailed the House passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act as an urgently needed step to help restore Americans’ confidence in the food supply.

Under the current system, food manufacturing facilities might be visited by an inspector from the Food and Drug Administration only once every five or 10 years. The bill that passed the House today increases food inspections dramatically: every six to 12 months for high risk facilities; every 18 months to three years for low-risk facilities; and every five years for warehouses. The bill requires companies to identify hazards particular to the foods they produce, and to implement written food safety plans to control those hazards. The bill also gives the FDA authority to issue mandatory recalls of contaminated foods and provides for tougher penalties for negligent processors.”



August 25, 2009 - Posted by | Healthy Alert

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