GAO: FDA Needs to Improve Oversight of Import Alert Removal Decisions
On Friday the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report recommending that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) improve import alert removal decisions.
With imports accounting for 90% of U.S. seafood consumption, members of Congress requested that GAO conduct a study to review the FDA's efforts to "use import alerts to ensure the safety of imported seafood." GAO reviewed FDA documents, examined the FDA's "oversight of key activities to support its import alert removal decisions," and examined the...
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