What Happened to Better Food Safety?

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USA Today reports…

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in October that unless the agency’s food safety budget is increased by millions of dollars from its current level of $1.2 billion it would continue to struggle to implement the expansive new regulations. “Implementing that broadly expansive mandate with limited resources has been a challenge,” Hamburg said at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank. “It has been harder and slower than any of us would have wanted.”

We don’t cover every food recall – there are way too many, and most are very specific items – but better oversight might have prevented salmonella outbreaks in mangoes and peanut butter products earlier this year.

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