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Keeping America’s Food and Drugs Safe- Sobering Challenges

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I came across a posting on BusinessAssurance.com alerting its readers to a recent report that is titled: Keeping America’s Food Safe: A Blueprint for Fixing the Food Safety System at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This report was authored by Trust for America’s Health; a non-profit organization dedicated to making disease prevention a national priority, and was supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For convenience, I will also provide the report download link. The report should provide rather interesting reading for those of you who are involved in food or drug-related supply chains for the sobering messages related to the current state of regulatory controls and oversight that currently exists. One particular statistic cited on the BusinessAssurance.com post caught my eye: Only one percent of imported foods are currently inspected, even though approximately 60 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables and 75 percent […]