Year-Old FDA Plan Spurs Food Safety Efforts

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A year after it introduced the new Food Protection Plan, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has started boosting its overseas presence, inspected thousands of high-risk domestic food establishments and strengthened its efforts to detect E. coli and salmonella contamination, among other advancements.

The FDA has used new science and technologies to fulfill the prevention, intervention and response goals set out in the Food Protection Plan, which the agency introduced in November 2007 after a large wave of food and product safety scares.

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