FDA Should Use Foreign Oversight For Food Imports, GAO Says

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make better use of foreign resources in order to provide more effective oversight of food imports, according to a report the agency released Wednesday.

The FDA should change its comparability approach for food products coming to the U.S. by setting up a reliable system that includes third-party audits from foreign governments or other entities and using comparability assessments to identify countries with similar food safety systems for targeted products such as...
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