Inspection Fees Irk Industry

The food industry welcomes efforts to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's ability to enhance food safety, but remains wary of the legislation that Congress is promulgating to support it. Just last week Grocery Manufacturers Association here criticized some aspects of draft legislation introduced by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,

WASHINGTON — The food industry welcomes efforts to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's ability to enhance food safety, but remains wary of the legislation that Congress is promulgating to support it.

Just last week Grocery Manufacturers Association here criticized some aspects of draft legislation introduced by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, that proposes new fees to fund increased government inspections of food-manuf

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