FDA'S RESPONSE

The Food and Drug Administration posted a "Mid-Course Correction" to its Web site just weeks after the GAO report was published, based on its own survey conducted at the same time as the GAO examination. FDA highlighted areas needing attention, agreeing in principle with several criticisms in the GAO report, and said the agency would step up inspections of domestic and foreign product, and focus on

The Food and Drug Administration posted a "Mid-Course Correction" to its Web site just weeks after the GAO report was published, based on its own survey conducted at the same time as the GAO examination. FDA highlighted areas needing attention, agreeing in principle with several criticisms in the GAO report, and said the agency would step up inspections of domestic and foreign product, and focus on the highest-risk plants -- those processing species prone to histamines or pathogens, or those

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