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Apr 21, 2011

Apr 21, 2011

FDA strategic plan promises new food safety approaches

(CIDRAP News) – A 5-year strategic plan released yesterday by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promises new approaches to food safety in line with new legislation and increased efforts to smooth the regulatory pathway for medical defenses against biological and other unconventional attacks.

Apr 13, 2011

Apr 13, 2011

FDA head reports progress on food-import screening

(CIDRAP News) – The rollout of a new Web-based system for screening imported food and drugs last year stumbled because of software interface problems, but it is now operating at four entry ports, with a goal of becoming operational at all of them by the end of the year, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, told legislators today.


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