Study: States Lack Food Safety Funds

State and local agencies lack adequate funds and other resources to ensure food safety in their areas, a new public health study shows. In the wake of recalls in the past year, the consumer media have focused on the respective duties of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but most food safety

WASHINGTON — State and local agencies lack adequate funds and other resources to ensure food safety in their areas, a new public health study shows.

In the wake of recalls in the past year, the consumer media have focused on the respective duties of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but most food safety work actually is carried out by about 3,000 local and state agencies, observers say. Th

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