GAO: Seafood Oversight Lacking

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can do more to regulate drug residues in imported seafood, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO report, titled “FDA Needs to Improve Oversight of Imported Seafood and Better Leverage Limited Resources,” noted that half of imported seafood is farmed, and due to confined quarters, which foster infections, the fish are sometimes given drugs.

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