Bush Creates Food Import Oversight Panel

President Bush yesterday established by executive order the Import Safety Working Group, a government panel that will recommend steps to guarantee the safety of food and other products imported into the United States, while strengthening U.S. policing of those imports.

WASHINGTON — President Bush yesterday established by executive order the Import Safety Working Group, a government panel that will recommend steps to guarantee the safety of food and other products imported into the United States, while strengthening U.S. policing of those imports. The panel will be chaired by Michael Leavitt, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the umbrella agency that oversees the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control

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