Posts Tagged ‘food-safety system’


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Will FDA Keep Apples Away?


Wednesday April 24th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:59am PDT   •   4 Comments

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is keeping busy overhauling the nation’s food-safety system, a legacy of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act, which tasked the FDA to prevent food-borne illnesses rather than just respond to them. That means the FDA will have to decide which fruits and vegetables will be subject to…
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GAO’s Latest Spending Report Identifies Duplicate Programs


Tuesday March 1st, 2011   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 2:01pm PST   •   1 Comment

The General Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report early Tuesday morning, identifying billions of dollars currently being spent on “duplicate federal programs”. How does this happen? It’s simple, really. When a bureaucratic body fails to be efficient and accomplish the objectives of it’s charter, our enlightened, pork-loving representatives in Washington simply finance a…
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