Lack of Oversight

From this year's flurry of news reports regarding E. coli outbreaks, contaminated seafood imports and product recalls of various persuasions, a couple of disturbing statistics have begun to emerge. Notably, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspects less than 1% of all food imported into the country, according to Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Also, the FDA has fewer

From this year's flurry of news reports regarding E. coli outbreaks, contaminated seafood imports and product recalls of various persuasions, a couple of disturbing statistics have begun to emerge. Notably, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspects less than 1% of all food imported into the country, according to Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Also, the FDA has fewer than 650 food inspectors monitoring approximately 80% of the entire U.S. food supply, and

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