Obama Tackles Food Safety, Names Hamburg at FDA

President Obama on Saturday unveiled a plan to form a Food Safety Working Group to focus on reforming food safety laws and said he would seek $1 billion to add food safety inspectors and upgrade testing laboratories.

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Saturday unveiled a plan to form a Food Safety Working Group to focus on reforming food safety laws and said he would seek $1 billion to add food safety inspectors and upgrade testing laboratories.

As expected, he also named Margaret A. Hamburg as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Joshua Sharfstein as deputy commissioner. Obama used his Saturday morning radio address to make the announcements.

“There are certain

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