Monday, March 02, 2009

FDA; 189,000 Food Plants Worldwide; 96 Inspected

No your eyes are not deceiving you. That's the total of plants inspected in 2007 by the FDA. The FDA is broken.

From the

The FDA’s inspection record underscores the need for more regular, comprehensive food inspections. But it also speaks to the importance of prevention and transparency, not crisis management, in protecting the safety of our food supply.

An efficient safety network prevents contamination before food products are shipped to schools, senior centers and grocery stores. An efficient system also tracks illness outbreaks quickly and recalls tainted products with equal speed.

Today, the U.S. food-safety network does not meet those standards, and Americans are literally dying as a result.

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