FDA Must Improve Monitoring of Food Safety


According to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services, every year 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and 3,000 die from food poisoning. The FDA is responsible for safeguarding the food supply and for inspecting food facilities. A recent study addressed concerns about the rigor of these inspections.

As reported on the FDA Law Blog, the report enumerated several “significant weaknesses” in oversight of food facilities inspected by state agencies under contract to the FDA.

They include...

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