FDA Wields User Fees In Bid To Boost Food Safety Funding

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposal to impose massive new user fees on the food industry may be in part a long-shot gambit, intended to awaken companies and lawmakers to the agency's belief that it desperately needs additional funding to implement the food safety overhaul they championed four years ago.

The FDA included fees for food importation and food facility registration and inspection in its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, released Wednesday. The fees are projected to raise $225 million over the next year,...
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