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Keeping America’s Food and Drugs Safe- Sobering Challenges

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I came across a posting on 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 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 […]