GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL TO INSPECT IMPORTS ABROAD CRITICIZED

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A proposal that the Food and Drug Administration be given authority to inspect food-safety systems abroad to boost the safety of fruit and vegetable imports has been criticized by many in the U.S. food industry as unnecessary.Current inspection authority granted the FDA is adequate, said officials with Food Distributors International, the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association,

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A proposal that the Food and Drug Administration be given authority to inspect food-safety systems abroad to boost the safety of fruit and vegetable imports has been criticized by many in the U.S. food industry as unnecessary.

Current inspection authority granted the FDA is adequate, said officials with Food Distributors International, the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association, the National Food Processors Association and the Grocery Manufacturers of Ameri

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