Thursday, November 29, 2007

FDA In The Dark On Tainted Food Imports

With all of the numerous recalls on human food, pet food, and other products, one would think that the FDA would not permit any loopholes to allow contaminated products into our food supply. But, five lab operators told USA Today that this is not true.

At labs that test imported food, five lab operators said the FDA gets the favorable test results, but the negative test results are not sent to the FDA if importers tell the labs not to send them.

At least 10% of the time, the lab finds contaminated shipments. There is no regulation that requires labs to send all of their tests to the FDA. Read the entire article.

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