FDA’s twisted logic on food safety: We won’t try because we might fail, so we don’t try and do fail

June 14, 2008

A report released by the Government Accountability Office at Thursday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing criticized the FDA on its food safety record.

Lisa Shames of the accountability office said that as of this May, the FDA had carried out only 7 of 34 recommendations that the office had given the agency since 2004 to improve food safety.

Ms. Shames added that the overall resources the agency needed to adopt its own food safety plan were unclear, compromising the ability to judge whether it would be a success.

Excerpt from: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/washington/13fda.html?ref=us

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