Wednesday, July 18, 2007

FDA, again not keeping up

We've talked about the FDA closing offices. On the heels of that story follows this story:FDA Inspections Lax, Congressional committee reports read the headline. The full story can be read here.

In short it talks about the fact that the 13 offices currently being used by the FDA is just not getting the job done. They have a loosely woven net being used to filter all the imported foods through, instead of a good sturdy canvas. Food gets through that shouldn't because the net is full of holes.

Maybe back in 2003 they shouldn't have closed the five offices they closed. Now they want to close 7 more? What are they thinking? Imports are double what they were in 2003, bad food is getting through, and the FDA is not getting the job done.