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FDA Head Voices Support For Food Safety Act

Law360 (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expressed support on Wednesday for food safety legislation seeking to increase the agency's authority over U.S. and foreign food producers, and she asked Congress to provide further funding to carry out the new responsibilities.

FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg reiterated the need to modernize and transform the U.S. food safety system from a responsive to a preventive one, in testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Commerce and Energy.

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