FDA Report May Herald Increase in Authority

In the wake of a report that describes the Food and Drug Administration's ability to protect the food supply as alarmingly inadequate, the agency may soon find its powers will be expanded to help it tackle issues of food safety. A report by an FDA subcommittee titled FDA Science and Mission at Risk declared that the agency does not have the resources to fulfill its mission of protecting

WASHINGTON — In the wake of a report that describes the Food and Drug Administration's ability to protect the food supply as alarmingly inadequate, the agency may soon find its powers will be expanded to help it tackle issues of food safety.

A report by an FDA subcommittee titled “FDA Science and Mission at Risk” declared that the agency does not have the resources to fulfill its mission of protecting the nation's food supply, and that it was bogged down with antiquated technol

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