FDA Faulted for Lack of Produce Oversight

September 26, 2008 (Health Day)

According to a report issued in April by the Trust for America's Health, about 85 percent of food-borne illness outbreaks occur among foods regulated by the FDA. Yet, the agency gets less than half of all federal funding for food safety. In the past three years, the FDA has cut back its food safety program by cutting its science staff by 20 percent and losing 600 food safety inspectors, the report said.

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