GMA Makes Recommendations to Obama, Congress

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is recommending that the Obama administration and 111th Congress increase the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food-related spending to $900 million by fiscal year 2012. GMA is also pushing for the requirement that manufacturers conduct food safety risk analyses, and foreign importers police their suppliers.

WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association here is recommending that the Obama administration and 111th Congress increase the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food-related spending to $900 million by fiscal year 2012.

GMA is also pushing for the requirement that manufacturers conduct food safety risk analyses, and foreign importers police their suppliers. It maintains that such steps are necessary to ensure the FDA’s ability to keep up with the growing number of food

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