FDA Needs To Update Food Safety Plan, GAO Says

Law360, New York (June 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to indicate exactly how it intends to put a nearly seven-month-old food protection plan into action, the Government Accountability Office told a congressional panel Thursday.

Tasked with regulating most of the nation's food supply, excluding meat, poultry and eggs, the FDA in November unveiled an aggressive action plan aimed at enhancing food safety in the wake of several high-profile problems with tainted food.

At a hearing held by the House subcommittee on oversight and investigations Thursday, Lisa Shames,...
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