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Dec 16, 2011

Dec 16, 2011

Auditor faults FDA oversight of food inspections by states

(CIDRAP News) – A federal auditor has found that the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) management of food inspections by state officials on the FDA's behalf has a number of weaknesses, including a failure in several states to ensure that inspections are completed and problems corrected.

Jun 22, 2011

Jun 22, 2011

Audit criticizes industry, FDA handling of food-import recalls

(CIDRAP News) – Food companies have often ignored federal guidelines for conducting recalls of potentially harmful imported foods, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been lax in following its own procedures for overseeing recalls, according to a government audit.

Mar 21, 2011

Mar 21, 2011

GAO calls for better federal food safety coordination

(CIDRAP News) – Although the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG) appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 has been a good first step to boost food safety collaboration among government agencies, it lacks results-oriented goals and performance benchmarks, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report.

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