FDA's Food Tracking Program Needs Overhaul: Report

Law360, New York (December 11, 2009, 4:29 PM EST) -- The government's food producer registry is in dire need of an overhaul to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration better track outbreaks of food-borne illness and remove contaminated products from the supply chain, according to a government watchdog report released Friday.

Forty-eight percent of U.S. food producers surveyed in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general's report either failed to provide accurate information when they first registered with the FDA, or had not properly updated their registry entry as required.

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