FDA Inspects Just 24% Of Food Facilities Yearly: Study

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT) -- A new report has found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspects fewer than 25 percent of all domestic food facilities each year, and more than half of facilities have gone without inspection for five years or more.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General's report, released Tuesday, cited a number of significant weaknesses in the FDA's food inspection activities, from the declining number of routine food facility inspections to lax enforcement of remediation efforts when violations are found, urging...
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