Congress takes aim at the FDA

May 4, 2008
by Bill Lambrecht
St. Louis Post Dispatch

One in four Americans suffer food-borne illnesses each year, and 85 percent of those illnesses are associated with FDA-regulated foods, according to a report last week by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health. The report concluded that the United States needs to do a better job of monitoring foreign imports, something that both Congress and the FDA have in mind — though to far different degrees.

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