FDA Urged To Boost Oversight Of Food Safety Claims

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 5:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must streamline its approach to protecting consumers from misleading health claims on food labels, partly by seeking legal authority to make companies provide information substantiating such claims, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has said.

In a report issued Friday the GAO said the FDA should ask Congress for the authority needed to access evidence from food companies regarding potentially false or misleading claims on food that would allow the agency to establish whether there is scientific support for them, in...
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