TITLE

Agencies Need to Address Gaps in Enforcement and Collaboration to Enhance Safety of Imported Food

AUTHOR(S)
Shames, Lisa
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;10/14/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on how federal agencies are dealing with the challenges in overseeing the safety of imported food. The study also explores how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leverages resources in collaboration with other entities and the agency uses the Predictive Risk-Based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting (PREDICT) system. FDA is recommended to assess civil penalties on violators of FDA laws.
ACCESSION #
45032954

 

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