FDA Pushes For $225M In User Fees To Finish FSMA

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 6:42 PM EST) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official on Wednesday told Congress to back proposed user fees despite industry objections, saying the agency needs the projected $225 million the fees would provide to increase the number of foreign inspections and audits under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Although the agency has enough funding for some aspects of the overhaul, including issuing regulations and increasing domestic inspections, it does not have the resources to fully implement other portions, including the mandate to prevent the importation of contaminated food,...
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