Monday, November 28, 2011

GAO Report, FDA: Better Coordination Could Enhance Efforts to Address Economic Adulteration and Protect the Public Health

This Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examines FDA’s approaches to detecting and preventing economic adulteration of food and medical products. The report notes the challenges FDA faces in detecting and preventing such adulteration, but concludes, "FDA may not be making the best use of its scarce resources.” The full report is available here.

Neal Fortin is the author of Food Regulation: Law, Science, Policy, and Practice, and he is Professor and Director of the Michigan State University Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, where he teaches online courses in Food Regulation in the United States, International Food Law, and Codex Alimentarius

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